UK-based packaging stockist, Kite Packaging, has released details of the planning for its new building.
The new site at Prospero Antsy Park promises to aid Coventry’s transition into a dynamic hub that many companies are gravitating towards. Situated amongst prominent industry forerunners including Sainsbury’s, Meggitt and Rolls-Royce, Kite’s venture into the Park leads the city’s movement into a distinguished position on the commercial stage. The base will contain the business’s Central Administration, online B2B platform operation, Compliance Division, Midland RDC, National Distribution Centre and logistics organisation. Spanning over 300,000 sq ft of logistics and a 26,000 sq ft head office building, it is likely to be one of the largest buildings to be built in Coventry in the next year.
The move has been prompted by the need for more space in order to fulfil the accelerating demand for packaging products. The new location will boast state-of-the-art logistics to address this surge, increasing the efficiency of their operation and enabling a greater capacity for more custom. The operation will create many new jobs, supporting Coventry’s aspiration to close the gap between the local unemployment rate and the national average. This development will connect local people to exciting opportunities within a rapidly growing business at a high quality, modern workplace. Kite runs several training academies as well as an annual graduate program and apprenticeships all of which will be based out of the new facility.
Gavin Ashe, Kite Packaging Managing Partner, comments, “As an employee-owned business, our greatest asset is our people, so having an amazing new home where we can continue to grow at the same time as having the space to learn and be creative is just fantastic.”