400 new jobs

Plans to be submitted for £75million ‘world beating’ pig processing factory

400 new jobs

Aerial view of the site of the of the old The Lovell and Christmas 'bacon factory' site beside the Bann at Agivey. A PAN for a £75m investment at the site is about to be submitted.

Alan Millar


Alan Millar



PLANS for a massive £75 million redevelopment of the old Agivey 'bacon factory', that could see the creation of up 400 jobs in one of the biggest pig processing plants in Northern Ireland will be submitted to Causeway Coast and Glens planners within days.

Once up to 40% of the province's pigs were killed and cured at the12 acre Lovell and Christmas site near Bendooragh, until fire in 1998 destroyed livelihoods and ended production.

However multi award winning Ballymoney architect Johann Muldoon MBE will shortly submit a PAN or Proposal of Application Notice, for a plan involving £75 million of private investment that could lead to the creation of up to 2000 direct and indirect jobs,

She said the proposed resurrection of the site “like a phoenix out of the flames” would be “the biggest single, private investment Northern Ireland has seen in generations.”

*Full story in this week's Chronicle*

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