Northampton

Carlsberg plans to expand Northampton bottling plant

Carlsberg truck
Image caption Carlsberg has consolidated production of its lagers at the Northampton site

Up to 60 new jobs could be created at the Carlsberg brewery in Northamptonshire if expansion plans are given the go-ahead.

Proposals for a new bottling plant will be discussed by the West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (WNDC) committee later.

A new building facing Bridge Street in Northampton would contain offices and the bottling hall with a car park.

Officers have recommended the corporation approves the plans.

Matt Callan, brewery supply chain director, said: "The jobs will be in manufacturing, engineering, some in management and others for forklift driving."

Carlsberg has recently invested £40m in upgrading the capacity and capability of the plant in Northampton.

Mr Callan added: "We had two breweries in the UK - at Leeds and Northampton - and now we've consolidated our production to Northampton."

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