Work starts at massive £26million Ipswich home for carpet firm
PUBLISHED: 15:18 26 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:18 26 July 2019
Building work on a carpet and flooring firm's new £26million regional distribution centre in Ipswich has begun.
The massive 19 acre, 190,000sq ft Headlam project was launched this week, with an official sod-cutting ceremony taking place at the purpose-built centre off Hadleigh Road.
It will house the long-established Faithfulls and Garrods businesses from nearby Hadleigh, with the £26m construction project on the old Harris bacon factory site due to be finished by easter 2020.
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Employees from Faithfulls and Garrods, which employ around 100 staff, will move to the new facility when it is completed.
Around 80 additional jobs will also be created in Ipswich.
Faithfulls, which has been based in Hadleigh since 1955, has grown to become a leading flooring distributor in the south-east.
Headlam has been operating for 26 years, employing more than 2,600 people and describing itself as Europe's leading distributor of floor coverings.