Wednesday, February 3, 2016

News: The Green Group planning Rotherham expansion

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Rotherham logistics firm, The Green Group is putting the wheels in motion for a large-scale expansion at its Maltby depot - a move that could increase local job numbers to over 200.

With over 25-years experience in the logistics sector, The Green Group is a member of the Freight Transport Association. The company also offers warehousing facilities, construction and civil engineering work, and has a number of other business interests in the commercial property market.

Formed in 2008, The Green Group started its fleet with just five MAN trucks in 2010 while based at Hellaby Hall Industrial Estate. Moving to a nearby 14-acre site at Maltby in 2012 allowed the firm to build a small transit shed and expand the transport offices. Within two years, the business increased to 90 trucks and 137 trailers, and staff grew by 100 to include new drivers, administrators, engineers, and customer service and warehouse staff.

In 2014 the group acquired the Worksop warehousing operation of Seafield Transport which protected in excess of 70 jobs and secured over 200,000 sq ft of warehousing.

Now a planning application has been submitted to replace the buildings on the current Maltby site - part of the Ibstock brickworks - with a new build, 100,000 sq ft bonded warehouse with offices.

The plans, drawn up by consultants at Simon Elliott Associates, estimate that if the plans are approved and implemented, the existing job numbers on site could increase from 105 full-time and ten part-time, up to 190 full-time and 25 part-time.

The plans state: "The applicants' business has expanded quite significantly over the past few years and there is now an ever increasing need for additional storage space onsite.

"The applicants have considered a number of options for the provision of additional storage space and have rented premises remote from this site, including a large warehouse in Worksop. However, their tenancy has been terminated and as their existing warehouse operates in an efficient manner it was decided that the best form of development was to effectively extend that existing facility."

The company currently operate 90 HGV tractor units from the site and this is projected to increase to 120. The applicants believe that the expansion would not result in a significant increase in the level of traffic entering and leaving the site on a daily basis. Delivering over long distances means that tractor units only tend to visit the site on two or three occasions a week.

The Green Group website

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