New £20m Warburtons site for Burnley

Family bakery Warburtons is to expand its Burnley operation with a new £20m facility that will create 60 jobs.

WarburtonsThe Bolton firm already has a site on Billington Road where it employs 250.

The new plans, which have been submitted to Burnley Council with a view to beginning work in February, will cater for growth in the "alternative sandwich" market.

The new facility will handle products such wraps and Sandwich Thins.

Neil Campbell, Warburtons managing director, said: "We recognise that consumer needs and tastes are changing and we must ensure we are fit to meet their needs, now and into the future." If approved, the plant will be able to produce an average of 5,500 products per hour. There are similar plants in Bristol and Bolton.