Bottle cap manufacturer given planning permission to build new factory

Guala Closures, who produce tops for bottled spirits, wine, water and olive oil, have been given approval for a factory in Gartcosh.

Bottle cap manufacturer Guala Closures given planning permission to build new factory in Gartcosh © Google Maps 2023

Bottle cap manufacturer Guala Closures has been given planning approval for a new factory in North Lanarkshire.

The Italian multinational company, which produces tops for bottled spirits, wine, water and olive oil applied for permission to proceed with a major development in Gartcosh creating a 21,000 square metre factory, offices and parking.

The site is 1.6 hectares of undeveloped land within the Gartcosh Business Interchange close to the M73 motorway and the Scottish Crime Campus.

The company plans to consolidate three existing factories in Scotland into the new facility, after purchasing the site from Scottish Enterprise.

Employee parking at the location will be in the form of 332 spaces including 20 disabled spaces along with 42 cycle bays.

Wild flowers will be planted in the northern portion of the site which will also provide space for future expansion if required, and a wildflower meadow will also be created to the south.

No objections were received in relation to this application, which was unanimously granted by North Lanarkshire Council’s planning committee subject to various conditions.

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