Faccenda Foods has announced a £5m investment to construct a 30,000sq ft storage and distribution facility near its processing plant in Brackley, Northamptonshire.

The poultry integrator, which turns over £400m a year, said the new development would “enable the modernisation and refurbishment of the processing plant in Brackley”.

It follows the construction of a 100,000sq ft portioning facility in Telford, Shropshire, set to be fully operational by early 2015.

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Managing director for Faccenda Foods Andy Dawkins added: “In 2012 we made an £8m investment in the modernisation of our Brackley production facilities. This further investment of £5m demonstrates our commitment to continue to develop and improve our poultry operations centred here.”

Faccenda’s Brackley plant has been operational since 1972, employs 1,000 people and processes 2 million birds a week.

Operations director Philip Davidson said: “Our focus with this development is to ensure our operations at Brackley are fit for the future, allowing us to take a major step forward in operational efficiency and employee working conditions, while reducing our environmental impact. This significant investment is good for our customers and great news for the local community.”