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Belfast flour mill opens new warehouse in Titanic Quarter

James Eyre, commercial director at Titanic Quarter, Karl McCrum, sales and marketing manager at Neill’s Flour and Andrew Gawley, associate director at Lisney Belfast.

A BELFAST flour miller is investing for the future by opening a new 16,000 sq ft premises in the Titanic Quarter.

Neill's Flour, which has been trading since the 19th century, is expanding operations with a new warehouse facility in Titanic Quarter's Channel Commercial Park. The significant investment is one of "several" major plans for the future, according to the Belfast company.

ABF Grain Products Limited, which trades as Neill's Flour, is a well-known producer of traditional flours and mixes for baking and has been milling in College Place North since 1867.

Karl McCrum, sales and marketing manager at Neill's Flour said location was a key factor in choosing the new facility

“When we started looking for extra storage space our priority was to make sure that we were as close to our city centre operations as we could be. Belfast city centre has been home to us since 1867 and we continue to produce many of our products here. Having a new warehouse nearby was essential. Titanic Quarter's Channel Commercial Park offered us the size and scale of storage space we need as we grow.”

Commercial director at Titanic Quarter, James Eyre welcomed the "fantastic addition" to the commercial park.

"Having one of the leading local food production companies secure space with us demonstrates the versatility of the offering we have," he said.

“The high quality of the units and the strategic location, which is so close to Neill's Flour's long-established mill in the city centre, has proven to be of great appeal as the business grows.”

Andrew Gawley, associate director at Lisney Belfast, who acted on the transaction, added:

“We're excited to add Neill's Flour to the roster at the park. In recent months we have seen Noblett's of North Street coming to the park for the first time and Actavo expanding its presence there. We're not surprised at the growing number of high profile occupiers making Channel Commercial Park their home. The scale and convenience of the park makes it very attractive to a wide range of potential occupiers and the units have a huge appeal to a host of different industries, from warehousing to manufacturing and from logistics to film and TV production."

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