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Ideal Heating to expand manufacturing site with £16m investment
Ideal Heating is set to invest £16m in the expansion of its manufacturing site in Hull as it prepares to increase production of low-carbon heating products.
The project will more than double the size of Ideal’s existing warehouse and treble its capacity, allowing the site to significantly increase production over the coming years. The work, which is set to begin this month, will also include the construction of a new office building for warehouse colleagues and a new access road to the site.
Founded over 100 years ago, the firm specialises in high-performance heating solutions for domestic and commercial markets. It employs over 750 people in Hull and a further 250 elsewhere in the UK.
Jason Speedy, chief operations officer at Ideal Heating, said: “The investment we’re announcing today is part of a wider, ambitious plan to significantly grow our business through the introduction of low carbon products for the future.
“While we may be best-known today for our range of efficient gas boilers, we’re also leading the way in the development and production of low-carbon heating solutions such as heat pumps and hydrogen boilers.
“We’re delighted that the expansion of our National Avenue site will enable us to step up production of these and other innovative new heating technologies, reinforcing our well-established green credentials and creating more high-quality jobs in the city.”
In 2019, Ideal Heating became the world’s first boiler manufacturer to be certified to ISO 50001 for energy management, achieving this international standard through measures including the use of renewable materials and energy resources in its design and production process.
Local consulting engineers GGP Consult and construction business Britcon are working with Ideal to deliver the project. Local employment opportunities are also expected during the construction period.