Yorkshire company wins £1.1m contract with Heineken


Yorkshire construction company Harris has started on site with a £1.1m contract with Europe’s biggest brewer Heineken UK.

The company will build a super-strong structure to support six giant fermenting vessels, which are amongst the largest in the world, at its Manchester brewery on Denmark Road.

The work is due to complete in November 2017.  The supporting structure will consist of 160 tonnes of steel to hold the fermenting vessels, which can each hold 790,000 pints, during the brewing process.

Heineken is the UK’s leading cider and beer producer and is behind a wide range of iconic brands such as Strongbow, Bulmers, Heineken, Foster’s, Kronenbourg 1664 and Desperados, together with a full range of speciality brands.

Heineken employs around 2,000 people across seven sites in the UK, with breweries, cider plants and offices in Edinburgh, Tadcaster, London, Hereford and Ledbury in addition to Manchester.

Danny Mulqueen, MD at South Elmsall based Harris, commented: “Harris has established a strong reputation for successfully undertaking construction works, as well as installing and upgrading production equipment, within live manufacturing sites.

“This latest contract win underlines this and we are delighted to be working with Heineken on this structure which will ultimately help to increase productivity and efficiency throughout the brewery.”

Harris is a privately-owned construction services business that provides new-build, refurbishment and specialist interior fit-out property solutions in the industrial, commercial and retail sectors throughout the UK.  The company has a turnover in excess of £50m and over 60 employees.  It was also recently named the region’s second fastest growing business in the prestigious Yorkshire Fastest 50 league table.