Telford metalworks applies for bigger HQ
A metalwork building in Telford will be demolished to make way for a replacement more than three times its size if plans are approved.
ALW Group UK Ltd has applied to knock down its building in Tweedale North Road, Madeley, and put a new 3,500 sq ft premises in its place.
Company director Alan Hughes said the move will result in more storage space for his business, whose activities include manufacturing electrical components.
Telford & Wrekin’s planning department will decide on the proposal at a later date.
In his application, Mr Hughes writes: “ALW Group carries out powder coating together with conventional painting at this site. We also carry out electro-mechanical servicing of high-voltage bushings and manufacture of gaskets and associated parts for the national grid.
“We have been at our present site for approximately 27 years and have decided to knock down one of our buildings of approx 1,000 square feet and replace it with a new building of approximately 3,500 square feet to give us more covered storage.”
He notes that they are not planning to take on any additional staff, and neither is an increase in noise anticipated. Mr Hughes adds that the machines to be installed on the renovated site will be used for machining aluminium, cooper and steel parts.
The proposal is under consultation until June 11. Neighbouring business and Madeley Town Council will be consulted before the Telford and Wrekin Council’s planners department make their decision.