Greene King awards 20th build project to contractor

Farmhouse Inn, Ellesmere Port

Construction and fit-out specialist Medlock FRB has reached a milestone with the start of its 20th new-build project for leisure and hospitality giant Greene King.

Medlock has begun work on a Farmhouse Inn restaurant at the Rossfield Park residential development in Ellesmere Port.

The 12,000sq ft family-friendly venue, featuring a carvery and serving pub favourites, cakes and ice-cream, is scheduled to open next April.

Since 2012, Medlock has completed Farmhouse Inn and Hungry Horse venues for Greene King across the north west, Yorkshire, the north east and the Midlands as expansion of the chains has accelerated.

Recently, Medlock has handed over Farmhouse Inn sites at Logistics North, a huge business hub in Bolton, and at Hessle near Hull.

The next venue to be completed will be a Farmhouse Inn in Nottingham. Each new site creates around 100 jobs.

Alongside new-build schemes, Medlock has converted or refurbished a large number of pubs for Greene King over the years.

The relationship dates back to 2006 when Greene King bought brewer and pub operator Hardys & Hansons, a Medlock client.

Medlock managing director, Andy Dunster, said: “Greene King is a key client of the company and we are delighted to reach this milestone.

“Our strong relationship with Greene King demonstrates our expertise in successfully completing large-scale, new-build projects for national chains as they expand their portfolios, as well as refurbishing existing sites.”

Greene King operates more than 3,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels nationwide and is the UK’s largest managed pub company.

Alongside Farmhouse Inn and Hungry Horse, its leading brands include Chef & Brewer and Flaming Grill.

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