The Wakefield-based construction firm has been appointed to design and build a new £4 million mushroom growing facility on an 11-acre site at Garrick Farm near Howden in East Yorkshire.
Work on the project will also include new offices and a board room, and the first facility on the site is set to be operational by next month.
It will bring 70 jobs to the area initially with a further 30 employed by the end of the year.
The site has been commissioned by Hughes, a mushroom processing business from Northern Ireland, who are looking to capitalise on the increasing demand for homegrown produce.
The company is based in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland and was originally founded in 1964.
Harris CM’s managing director, Danny Mulqueen, said: “Our business has always been recognised for its ability to satisfy the requirements of a diverse range of clients throughout the UK.
“This contract award adds to our wide-ranging portfolio of projects for clients in the food and beverage processing market.”
Emmet Hughes, Hughes’ business development director, said: “We believe the scale and ambition of our investment is unprecedented in the UK mushroom industry, and this world class facility will be unrivalled in Europe.
“The state-of-the-art, efficient and environmentally friendly mushroom production operation has been designed to meet the demands and challenges of the modern industry, and we are confident in Harris CM’s ability to deliver the project on time and within budget.”
Harris CM is a family owned construction business that operates throughout the UK providing bespoke solutions to major blue chip customers.
It is a subsidiary of Harris Construction Management Limited, which recorded a turnover of £55.3 million for 2016, an increase of 11% from 2015.
The company recently its fourth project for extensions and alterations to Britvic Soft Drink’s production plant in Leeds and has also successfully completed the refurbishment of factories for Coca-Cola in Kent and Northumberland.
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