Co Down-based Carnbrooke Meats to open new Lisburn factory, creating 40 jobs

Carnbrooke Meats is set to open a new factory, shop and café at a former car showroom in Lisburn
Gareth McKeown

AN award-winning Co Down meat wholesaler is set to create 40 jobs as part of major expansion plans.

Dromara-based Carnbrooke Meats has received planning permission for a new factory at a former car showroom site in Lisburn.

The approved development at the old Phillips Volkwagen showroom on the Ballynahinch Road, which closed in September 2017, includes the creation of a butchers factory, along with a shop and café.

The 13,229 sq ft scheme features a single storey extension to the rear of existing building and single storey extension to the side to incorporate staff office space and a loading bay.

The development, which was given the green light by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council last month, is set to create 40 new jobs according to the planning application, while construction is expected to begin this year.

Carnbrooke Meats operates a factory and butchers shop on the Hillsborough Road in Dromara and supplies some of the leading lights in the north's hospitality sector, including Hastings Hotels and Deanes restaurant group.

The food supplier has a purpose built dry aging chamber to ensure its beef is aged as required by the individual customer, while the wholesaler also specialises in pork, lamb and poultry, all of which are sourced from local farmers.

Established in 2011 the company employs around 30 people and has two listed directors - husband and wife team, Jason and Jacqueline Hamilton.

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