Proposals for a major new storage and distribution centre are being proposed by Heron Brothers on a site adjacent to Nutts Corner Roundabout.
The new distribution centre will be operated by Sysco Ireland, as part of its wider food distribution network and supporting its next day delivery service. It would see the creation of a new storage and distribution facility, comprising freezers, coolers, warehousing, cold dock, offices and staff welfare accommodation.
Access to the site would be provided via the Nutts Corner Road and the site would include internal circulation, a staff car park and loading/unloading areas.
This £23m investment promises to create a major new employment site within the Antrim area, creating 90 new jobs in a range of specialisms.
The development has sustainability at its core, incorporating features such as roof-mounted solar panels, EV chargers (staff and fleet), rainwater harvesting and the latest heat pump technology.
There will also be substantial wider benefits to the local community, including apprenticeships and a new graduate programme. Sysco have also committed to supporting local charities and delivering social value through work with the local community.
Heron Bros is an award-winning construction and property development company which operates throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. The company combines traditional values with an advanced innovative approach to construction which delivers excellence in project value, quality and client satisfaction.
Sysco Ireland is the largest foodservices distributor on the island of Ireland, employing over 1,400 people and servicing 9,000 customers. The company stocks 10,000 products and provides a next-day delivery service across the whole of the island.
We are currently undertaking pre-application community consultation to hear your views on the proposals, prior to submitting a planning application to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. During this period, we will be running a range of in-person, digital and remote consultation mechanisms, to ensure we accurately capture the views of those with an interest in the proposed development.
If you would like to order a printed hard copy of our proposals, please call us on our Freephone hotline 0808 1688 296. We can also share a proposal pack via email. To order one, simply send an email requesting a digital information pack to email@example.com
If you would like a member of the team to explain our proposals over the phone, you can call our Freephone consultation hotline on 0808 1688 296. A member of the team will call you back and will be able to answer any questions you have about the development.
You can use the live chat function on this website to talk to a member of the project team who will be available Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm to respond to your queries.
We will be hosting a public information event at The Maldron Hotel, Belfast International Airport, from 3-8pm on Tuesday 9 August 2022. Members of the project team will be on hand to listen to your comments and answer your questions.