Local kitchen retailer gets green light for £120m manufacturing facility

Wren Kitchens has today received approval from North Lincolnshire Council for the development of a £120 million kitchen manufacturing facility.

The premises are set to be located behind the already existing factory on the Barton-upon Humber 180-acre estate.

The new facility will be Wren’s largest single investment at 990,000 sq ft.

With the facility bringing with it a wealth of multi-skilled job opportunities in not only manufacturing but also IT, development, engineering, customer service and product development, the facility promises to be a major boost to the UK economy.

Mark Pullan, Managing Director of Wren Kitchens, said: “We are incredibly grateful for the huge amount of support we’ve received from the community and the council for this new manufacturing facility.

“Over 200 people attended our drop-in session providing us with great feedback what we are able to incorporate into our plans.

“Since we set up our headquarters in Barton-upon-Humber in 2013, we have been welcomed by the local community and we have developed strong ties with local community groups, sports teams, charities and schools.”

Wren Kitchens has grown to become the Uk’s largest kitchen retailer after opening its first showroom 10 years ago.

It has 83 showrooms nationwide, and a further five opening this year and the company requires this new facility to keep-up with its future expansion plans.

Lord Chris, Chair of The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership said: “This development is a fantastic vote of confidence for our region’s economy and for the local community.

“Wren is emerging into a major success story locally and nationally, and this new multi-million-pound manufacturing site will be at the heart of their growing success; the investment proves that Humber has unrivalled connectivity, which has supported their strategic plans to rapidly grow into a world-class business.”

The new development will be part of the landscaped Wren Kitchens campus which includes a state-of-the-art gym, three subsidised restaurants, outdoor dining area with roof garden, and a scenic 1.2km lake side walk.