Almac plans packaging facility

A Portadown based pharmacy firm has submitted plans to demolish one of its existing buildings and create a packaging facility for its products.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 10:00 am

The application was submitted to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s planners by agent HPA Architecture on behalf of the Almac Group.

The proposal will, if approved, see the demolition of an existing building and the erection of a proposed single storey production facility for packaging of pharmaceutical finished products on their footprint.

According to the application documents, the 0.17 hectare site is adjacent to building B5 at Almac House in the Seagoe Industrial Estate.

The land is currently used as an existing service yard with containers.

If approved the floorspace of the new facility will 280.5m2. Of this, 77m2 will be assigned to production space, 12.2m2 will be for offices, 104m2 will be used for storage and 87.3m2 will be used for ancillary purposes.

The development is not expected to increase visitor numbers or the number of vehicles visiting the site on a daily basis.

The application was submitted and validated on Wednesday, March 10. The standard consultation period ends on Tuesday, April 22 and the application will be advertised until Friday, April 23.

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