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Sweet deal for construction firm

publication date: Feb 10, 2010
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F. Deurr & Sons's condimentsRussells Construction has advised Propertydrum that after some smooth negotiations it has secured a £1.5m design and build contract for jam, marmalade, honey, peanut butter and condiment manufacturer F Duerr & Sons. The Trafford-based contractor will construct a 20,000sq ft peanut butter manufacturing facility at Dallimore Road in Wythenshawe for the family firm.

Andrew Russell, MD, Russells Construction, said that they would have been nuts not to be delighted with the deal which will see the firm relocate its peanut butter manufacturing operation from its 115 year old factory in Old Trafford to the Roundthorne Industrial Estate. The new unit will neighbour Duerr’s other existing plant on Floats Road. The move marks a departure for Duerr’s which has been based at the Prestage Street site since 1894 following on from its beginnings in Fred and Mary Duerr’s kitchen in 1881.

Andrew Russell said: “We had in our portfolio a piece of land which was ideal for a new manufacturing facility so we developed a scheme and approached Duerrs with a design and build proposal. Our team worked very hard to ensure both the land deal and the construction project would allow Duerrs to continue its operations and support the company’s plans.”

Success in this type of deal all boils down to being proactive, looking at the best mix of clients and available land, to achieve a sweet result. Russells has commenced work on site and the project is due for completion by May 2010.
Our condiments to Russells Construction and to Duerrs...