MM Flowers and MMUK Grape set to flourish in bespoke new site at Alconbury Weald

05/09/2016

Work is progressing well on the new bespoke facility at Alconbury Weald, designed to complement the current Head Office and packing facilities in Chatteris. 

The building will be the first of a series of bespoke buildings in the Enterprise Zone.

MMUK is part of the global AMC group which has centres across USA and Canada, South Africa, Spain and Chile, and works with growers across 20 countries worldwide to provide year round integrated tree to table products for fruit, juice and ice creams. 

MM Flowers is the UK’s leading, vertically integrated cut flowers specialist, supplying major UK and European retailers.

Currently based in 2 separate buildings in Chatteris, the relocation to Alconbury Weald will enable the businesses to bring together flowers and grape teams into a modern, purpose built facility and with a footprint of 220,000 sq. ft. the new building will be one of the largest fresh produce facilities in the UK.

Andrew West, Head of HR said: “The new building provides a great opportunity for us to bring together our flowers and grape teams into one purpose-built location, on a site with good transport links and an attractive setting for our workforce. It will provide us with a strong foundation to build on our reputation as one of the UK’s largest fresh produce specialists in the UK.”

Designed and built by Chalcroft Construction, the building is the first large new building to start at Alconbury Enterprise Campus and is due for completion in early 2017.

Tim Leathes, Development Director for site owners and developers Urban&Civic, said: “It is great to see the start of work on site for this innovative building, and we are looking forward to welcoming MMUK and MM Flowers into the Alconbury Weald business community. It is exciting times for us at the moment with 3 other bespoke buildings in the planning pipeline for the Campus, and more housebuilders set to join us to help build out the first stage of the residential community.” 

For more information about MMUK please visit www.mmuk.co.uk