12 Oct 2023

Caddick Construction to build UK's largest fertiliser plant

Caddick Construction to build UK's largest fertiliser plant

Caddick Construction Group has been appointed to build Yara International’s new manufacturing plant in East Yorkshire, marking the second phase of development at Ozone Business Park in Howden.

Caddick’s appointment to the flagship development will see the Yorkshire-based contractor deliver a £28m contract, including the construction of a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant, warehouses, distribution facilities and offices.

The new 295,669 sq ft development will enable Yara to double production of its YaraVita speciality crop nutrition products and biostimulants, which are vital for future food security and mitigating climate change. 

Caddick’s construction of the new plant is expected to reach completion next summer followed by a period of fit-out works with the new facility expected to be operational by the end of 2025.

Throughout construction, Caddick Construction will work closely with Yara International and project partners, Horncastle Group, to ensure the development complements the surrounding logistics hub at Ozone Business Park.

This includes landscaping to the boundaries of the site with native trees and shrubs planted to enhance biodiversity, contributing to the development’s target BREEAM Very Good rating.

Paul Dodsworth, Caddick Construction Group Managing Director, commented: “Yara’s new manufacturing plant is not only important for the partners involved, ourselves included, but it is also vital to the region’s manufacturing industry and we’re very proud to be leading the delivery of a development that will boost the region’s industry, job market and economy.

“Understanding our client’s ambitions, their investments in research and development, and their production processes all underpin our appointment to the project, and we look forward to applying our manufacturing expertise to this truly exciting project on behalf of Yara International.”

David Tomkinson, Operations Director of Yara UK and son of John Tomkinson, the founder of Phosyn, said: “What began in Yorkshire in 1967 as Phosyn, is set to stay in Yorkshire for the next exciting leg of the Yara journey”.

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