Weir stepping it up a gear

Plans have been submitted by Weir Minerals to demolish and replace their existing workshop and warehouse facilities on Halifax Road, in a bid to modernize and centralise operations.

In a design and access statement submitted to Calderdale Council, the proposals are outlined as necessary to replace existing facilities which are no longer fit for purpose and require prohibitively expensive refurbishment to bring them up to reasonable operating standards.

The new warehouse building will store patterns and equipment currently located in a number of units and stores around the Weir facility.

The workshop is designed to accomodate pattern fabrication equipment, as well as machinery and engineering staff on a single level to improve site operations.

The new warehouse building is to be approximately 18m x 53m and the workshop is to be approximately 15m x 45m,