Heron & Brearley Ltd has applied for alterations at its warehouse and distribution centre in Kewaigue to improve time management and safety.
The brewery has applied to government planners (13/91119/B) to create an additional roller shutter door on the loading bay side of the warehouse and to regrade the hardstanding to create level access.
Internally, non-loading cladding walls would be removed for improved manoeuvrability, and racking would be relocated to ‘one easier to supervise and control working space’.
In the planning application it states: ‘A recent review of working practices as a whole has established that significant time management and safety improvements can be achieved through the internal replanning of the spaces that exist together with the incorporation of an additional roller shutter door.’
In addition, Heron & Brearley has applied (13/91120/B) to planners for an additional 10 parking spaces at its headquarters in Old Castletown Road.
In the application it states: ‘The number of parking spaces readily available for parking is frequently becoming insufficient for current demands.’
It says despite a recession, the company has seen ‘continuous growth’ in the island and UK and now requires a ‘larger and more robust management and administrative structure at its head office with a net effect of increased employment opportunities in the Isle of Man’.
The company has seen a ‘steady increase in employment levels throughout the years to respond to ever increasing demands associated with health and safety legislation and to undertake the level of turnover that prevails’.
The spaces would be ‘discreetly created as an extension of the existing current short-term parking at the front of the building’.
Based on current demand, 102-107 spaces are needed for directors and staff and 15 to 20 for visitors/short stay.