NIRAS directed the construction of a new production facility for the British renowned food producer Samworth Brothers at one of the company’s existing sites. The extensive project required converting a warehouse facility to a factory that would accommodate a wide variety of processes.
- SECTORS: Food & Beverage
- COUNTRIES: United Kingdom
- CLIENT: Samworth Brothers
The Samworth Brothers group appointed NIRAS to oversee the construction of a new convenience food facility in an existing factory located in Melton Mowbray between Leicester and Nottingham.The £4.5 million project was carried out according to plan during a 34 week programme.
Conversion of warehouse to food factory
The new factory needed to be able to effectively and efficiently produce ready meals and accompaniments for major retailers and other branded suppliers.
This would require the conversion of the site from a warehouse facility to a factory that would accommodate a variety of processes relating to the storage, processing, cooking, assembling and packing of various convince foods.
Installations for drainage, heating, chilling, and freezing
The scope of the project included new effluent drainage, underfloor heating, holding chill areas, new blast chillers and a freezer store. Positive displacement units were also installed to achieve room temperature and ventilation where required in the new facility.
We also ensured that the power supply was upgraded to effectively facilitate the new requirements as well as installing new resin floors and food-safe composite panel walls and ceilings to create a safe and suitable environment for food production.
Close cooperation with the client
NIRAS also included other operational necessities in the plan for the new facility. Our experts paid careful attention to the needs of personnel, particularly with regard to the ease of vehicle flow. This led to the construction of an additional new service yard and a car park that would cater to the number of employees.
From the inception and design to final implementation, we collaborated closely with the client and managed the entire project to bring about a successful result.
The final product was delivered on time and within budget and met the needs of our clients and their planned project goals.
About Samworth Brothers
Samworth Brothers is a fourth-generation family business that has evolved to become an award-winning group of 16 businesses. These businesses produce a huge range of premium quality chilled and ambient foods for their own labels and other brands.
The company includes series of brands such as Ginster, Soreen, West Cornwall Pasty Co, and SCI-MX. The Samworth Borthers group is employing over 10,000 people across Great Britain.
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