Huddersfield’s Bray Building Services have been appointed by Just Desserts to expand the West Yorkshire bakery’s Shipley bakery site.
Just Desserts has invested more than £150,000 in the expansion project, which includes consultation to future proof the bakery and building works, as well as new bakery equipment and a larger freezer to increase storage capacity.
The newly extended bakery, due to complete mid-January 2020, will also create new roles for the business in operations and warehousing.
The bakery, which expanded into Unit 3 in 2015, has added Unit 4 on Station Road and plans to transform the site with new offices and staff facilities, demolishing the existing offices and staffroom to further extend the bakery footprint and freezer space by more than 60%. The works will also include a mezzanine floor to house a meeting /board room.
“The larger layout and working space of the extended bakery will improve efficiencies, productivity, workflow and capacity to deliver our handcrafted products to a growing customer base,” said Just Desserts MD James O’Dwyer.
“We are already working towards developing new vegan and low sugar products to support our strategy to target new and existing markets and the new bakery will help us realise our ambitions.”
Daniel Bray, MD of Bray Building Services, added: “It’s fantastic to be working alongside Just Desserts on this construction project. It shows there is still strength in the manufacturing industry in the local area.”