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Greene King hosts drop-in consultation event at Bury St Edmunds market today ahead of proposed £40m new brewery





Members of the public will get a chance today to have a say on Greene King’s proposed £40 million move to a new state-of-the-art brewery in Bury St Edmunds.

As part of a public consultation on the major investment, the Bury-based brewer is holding a drop-in event on the market today, from 9am-4pm.

A consultation on the new brewery proposals started on Wednesday, when full details of the proposals were published at www.greenekingconsultation.co.uk, with online feedback invited.

An artist's impression of the new Greene King brewery at Suffolk Park, next to Moreton Hall, in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Greene King
An artist's impression of the new Greene King brewery at Suffolk Park, next to Moreton Hall, in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Greene King

In addition to online feedback and today’s public drop-in, a live webinar event will take place tomorrow at 6pm – register to attend through the project website.

A recording of the webinar will be made available on the website, after the event.

The public consultation runs until May 29.

The Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: istock
The Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds. Picture: istock
The Greene King brewery in Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: istock
The Greene King brewery in Westgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: istock

The investment in the proposed new brewery represents a major commitment from Greene King to the future of brewing in Bury and builds on the company’s 200-year history with the town.

Councillor Cliff Waterman, leader of West Suffolk Council, said: "Greene King has been an integral part of Bury for more than 200 years. It is fantastic to see the continued commitment to the town through the proposal for a state-of-the-art new brewery that would future proof brewing operations for many years to come.”

The plant would be located at Suffolk Business Park – next to the company’s new distribution centre – and would significantly improve the environmental sustainability of the company’s brewing operations.

The new brewery would deliver environmental benefits in water usage and energy consumption, supporting Greene King’s progression to becoming carbon net zero by 2040 and reducing green greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.