Arup appointed to design Metsä Group's new tissue paper mill in Goole, the UK
January 2, 2024
Metsä Group has selected Arup as one of its partners to design a planned new, state-of-the art tissue paper mill in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire. With the planned investment Metsä Group's tissue paper business aims to replace almost half of imported essential tissue products and bring locally produced, sustainable tissue products to the UK, increasing the country's self-sufficiency in this sector by 30%.
Arup supported Metsä Group's tissue paper business in identifying the proposed location - a 200-acre site in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire in the Humber region.
Arup will provide Civil and Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Landscape Architecture services as part of the design team for the planned new facility. Arup's multi-disciplinary design team supported Metsä's search by undertaking site due diligence studies for the short-listed locations and testing Metsä's preferred layout masterplan against the constraints of each site. Subject to planning and environmental permits and a final investment decision, the site will occupy an area of around 200 acres.
Metsä Tissue is one of the leading tissue paper suppliers in Europe to households and professionals and one of the leading greaseproof paper suppliers globally. Metsä Tissue is part of Metsä Group.