Bury St Edmunds brewer Greene King has said it will spend £40 million on developing a new brewery.

The proposed new brewery (pictured) will be located next to its new distribution centre and will “significantly improve the sustainability” of the company’s brewing operations. Greene King will continue brewing at its Westgate Brewery throughout the construction of the new site, which is currently slated for completion in 2027.

The company said that per pint, water usage in the new brewery will be reduced by “more than 50%, alongside significant improvements in energy efficiency”.

Nick Mackenzie, chief executive officer at Greene King, said: “This investment represents a further and significant ongoing commitment to our brewing operations in a town which has such a rich and storied connection with our business and with brewing. As we seek to make our operations more sustainable, our new brewery will future proof our ability to brew our much-loved brands, as we create a thriving modern hospitality business.”

A spokesperson for the company said there are currently no further details regarding the closure or sale of the Westgate Brewery.