Bradford-based Regal Foods is planning to open a new warehouse and create local jobs.

The 18,000 sq ft warehouse will be part of a wider business expansion this summer, creating 20 new jobs at its headquarters in Wallis Street, Bradford.

Currently under construction, Regal Foods’ new premises will provide additional storage space for raw materials, packaging and finished goods including Asian baked goods and snacks.

The expansion will free up space in its existing 15,000 sq ft warehouse and enable the extension of its manufacturing arm, The Baking Company.

It hopes to increase overall efficiencies and capabilities and develop new products for release later this year, said the company.

“We are very pleased with and excited about our new warehouse extension, as it is the first of its kind for Regal Foods,” said Absar Younis, operations director. “The 20 jobs it creates will be highly beneficial to the local community of Bradford.

“Our warehouse is a key part of our exciting 2020 business plans. Besides expanding our storage, it allows us to improve the range and quantity of our product selection. I’m very proud of our team as the company’s continuous growth over the years has allowed us to build a new facility, and thereby create new products for our customers to enjoy.”