Refrigeration and air conditioning business Atmosphere Cooling is celebrating the successful design and construction of new premises for cheese processors Extons Foods.
The company worked in partnership with Manchester based Exton Foods to design and manage the completion of a customised factory layout that met highly specific business requirements and food safety regulations.
With only 12 weeks to complete the £1.2 million, 24,000 sq. ft. site, Atmosphere Cooling were tasked with managing the development and construction of the layout to accommodate new machinery, provide separate goods in and out areas, and meet hygiene requirements to the highest BRC Accreditation standard, whilst still allowing for future expansion.
Further to these specifications, Atmosphere Cooling constructed the three main chill stores, a production hall, final packaging area, production offices and engineers workshops. The goods in and cheese store were constructed at the site’s maximum eaves height, however a ‘Dutch Barn’ shape was constructed for the goods out chills in order to allow a higher internal height to be created.
Atmosphere Cooling also installed their monitoring system to enable Extons to monitor the temperature of both the goods in and out areas, as well as the chill stores and packaging areas.
“We were delighted to involved in such a large scale project from start to finish,” comments Phil Holzer, MD of Atmosphere Cooling, “the project provided us with a real challenge, as there were very specific specifications and a strict deadline to be met, but we rose to the occasion and Extons Foods are looking forward to expanding their business within their new premises.”