Lancashire manufacturer Sweet Dreams is investing around £1m on a historic mill in Nelson as its expands its bed and mattress component production.

The 70,000sqft Marsden Mill is situated close to a separate mill acquired for Sweet Dreams’ sister company Comfort Zone Sofas last year, and was formerly part-occupied by G Plan in the 1970s.

marsdenMillSweetDreamsIt will house machinery for making pocket springs — which it says is a growing and significant part of the Sweet Dreams operation — as well as general bed manufacturing operations.

Sweet Dreams managing director and founder Riaz Ahmed said: “We are very pleased to be able to add the new building to the square footage we have available for our expanding bed operation.

“In time it will of course see our workforce expanding as we create jobs to cater for the growing demand for our beds. This is not only good news for Sweet Dreams but also for our local area and for British manufacturing.”

The mill purchase follows the £3m expansion two years ago at Sweet Dreams’ existing premises at Primrose Mill, Burnley.