The construction of a new facility at one of Samworth Brothers’ existing sites was a £4.5 million project with a 34 week programme.
The award-winning Samworth Brothers group includes nationally renowned businesses such as Ginsters and Soreen. The constant evolution and expansion of the business is testament to Samworth Brothers’ commitment to the continuous improvement of not just of their business but also the products and service they provide to their customers.
Proudly led by strong values, Samworth Brothers is a fourth-generation family business that has evolved from small beginnings to become the award-winning group of 16 businesses that it is today. Each of these businesses produces a huge range of premium quality chilled and ambient foods for their own labels and other brands. The commitment to quality and innovation, people and communities, outstanding customer service, food provenance and integrity, and long-term thinking and reinvestment in the business has created a successful and respected business with modern sites and strong customer and supplier relationships.
We were appointed to oversee the construction of a new convenience food facility in an existing factory located in Melton Mowbray. 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.
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.
Other operational necessities were also included in our plan. We 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 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.