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Almac plans multi-million pound lab and manufacturing facility bringing 60 additional jobs

These latest proposals will see the pharmaceutical giant undertake additional development to facilitate further growth

Almac Craigavon

A new multi-million pound pharmaceutical manufacturing and laboratory development could see Almac bring 60 additional jobs on site.

The proposals by the pharmaceutical giant relate to a site adjacent to building eight at Seagoe Industrial Estate at Portadown.

Almac is one of the borough’s biggest employers and was known on a world stage.

These latest proposals will see it undertake additional development to facilitate further growth.

Proposals have now been submitted to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for consideration.

The new development – if given the go-ahead – would see the construction of labs, storage, offices and staff facilities.

The application also includes provision for associated site works to include alterations to existing access roads, paths and car parking.

The existing site is described in the proposals as it stands as “surface car parking and access roads”.

The new facilities would stretch to close to 42,000 sq ft and, according to the proposals, would see an additional 60 staff attending on a daily basis.

The intended development is to support pharmaceutical product production. This will include material handling, dispensing, blending, tablet compression and tablet coating.

Neighbours within the Seagoe Industrial Estate have been informed of the proposals, which are due to be publicly advertised shortly.

A decision will be taken, after detailed consideration, in due course.

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