Ken Wilkins packaging factory extension

Client Name

Wilkins Group


Colwick Industrial Estate, Nottingham


44 Weeks



Project Overview

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Lindum was appointed to build a 50,000 sq ft extension for award-winning packaging company, Ken Wilkins, at the Colwick Industrial Estate in Nottingham.

The scheme involved demolition of conventional-looking industrial buildings at the rear of the site, and replacing them with a larger, modern-looking red brick building. The extension was designed to be in keeping with the newer part of the factory which fronts Colwick Loop Road.

The three-acre addition to the site, built at the rear of the existing headquarters, made room for investment in numerous new machines, capable of assisting in the current demands on the wider food packaging sector.

Wilkins Group won the International Trade Award at the Midlands Family Business Awards and also has hubs in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and China. The scheme was granted planning permission in September 2021.

Lindum started work on site at the start of 2022 but had been working with Wilkins Group for more than two years to bring the project forward.

An official opening ceremony was held in December 2022.