Bristol-based aerospace company McBraida to double size of HQ

A Bristol-based aerospace company has been giving the green light to double the size of headquarters.
McBraida will grow its site near Bath Road in Bridgeyate, Bristol. South Gloucestershire Council management committee approved the firm’s application on August 17.
The engineering company will double its factory floor space from 2,549sq m 5,002sq m and office space from 414sq m to 1,068sq m.
The factory is close to residential homes and almost 60 residents had objected to the plans, raising concerns over road safety due to lorries coming out of a new exit, according to BristolLive.
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The McBraida factory opened in 1959 and employs 180 staff.
Ward councillor, Samuel Bromley said: “While not against the principle of an expansion, there are a number of concerns within the proposals which go beyond what should be reasonable for a site in this location and if granted, would have a considerably negative i …