Pickstock Telford’s New Processing Facility Officially Opens
J-Ross Developments Ltd joined the team at Pickstock Telford Ltd, along with special guests to celebrate the completion of its new meat processing plant in Hortonwood, Telford.
J-Ross Developments acted on behalf of Pickstock Telford to successfully secure the site from the HCA, and gain detailed planning permission for the new 85,000sq ft processing facility.
The Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Secretary for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs officially opened the plant on Monday 2nd June.
Nick Scott, CEO of J-Ross Developments commented, “It was wonderful to see the new facility officially opened by the Secretary of State” Nick added “We would like to extend our thanks to Defra along with Telford and Wrekin Council in assisting us to bring this state of the art facility to Telford.”
J-Ross Developments provided a full development management service to Pickstock Telford, including the negotiation and acquisition of the site from the Homes and Communities Agency.
The architectural team at J-Ross Developments designed the new facility in line with Pickstock Telford’s detailed requirements.
Pickstock Telford’s new facility is the latest of its kind in the country and one of the only plants in Europe to have every process under its 85,000sq ft roof, from the lairage, to the meat processing facility, on‐site cold stores and despatch. The new facility has many unique state of the art features, and everything has been especially designed to enhance Pickstock Telford’s efficient process. The new facility also incorporates a new boning and packing plant which will allow the company to provide a greater choice to its customers and will attract business from new markets, with a wider range of product cuts.
Greg Pickstock, Managing Director of Pickstock Telford commented, “This investment has brought the company to a new level and is now capable of supplying a whole range of customers from the local butcher’s shop to the largest retailer with British Beef.” Greg added “Our customers can buy with confidence knowing that we have designed the plant with the latest technology enabling us to produce a high standard product, excellent working conditions for our staff and ensuring our environmental responsibilities are met reducing the usage of water, energy, packaging and minimising waste.”
J-Ross Developments helped Pickstock Telford to improve its environmental performance and compliance with the environmental policy at the new facility.
Everything has been constructed with sustainability in mind, with heat exchange systems running off the refrigeration system and air compressors, along with a full rain water harvesting system. There is also future plans for the installation of an anaerobic digester.
Pickstock Telford’s products are of the very best British quality. All products are produced and processed in a certified Grade A establishment audited by the British Retail Consortium (BRC). In addition to this Pickstock Telford is certified by Assured British Meat, the leading animal welfare standard in the United Kingdom and Europe, which enables the display of the coveted Red Tractor logo on all of Pickstock Telford’s beef products.
Greg commented, “Our success in the last 11 years has been built on developing lasting relationships with farmer’s right across the UK, providing them with a first class professional service. Our customer approach to traceability, animal welfare and quality assurance is paramount and our expert team of staff are extremely passionate about what they do.”
Pickstock Telford originally formed in 2003 when it began operating an abattoir in Ashby de la Zouch, South Derbyshire, before opening in Telford in January 2014.
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