Premier Foods – Food Manufacturing Facility

As part of our Civil and Structural engineering design scope within the project, Waldeck carried out specialist concrete condition survey as well as design works for new walls, food-safe panels, a liquid membrane roofing system, new floors with resin finishes, and drains.

Overview:

Our client required the refurbishment and remodelling of an existing fifty year old 1,000,000 square foot derelict facility which has a reinforced concrete barrel vaulted roof constructed by Christiani & Nielson in 1957.

Our Solution:

As part of our civil and structural engineering design scope within the project, Waldeck carried out specialist concrete condition survey as well as design works for new walls, food-safe panels, a liquid membrane roofing system, new floors with resin finishes, and drains.

The project included the provision of six new 20m high powder silo bases and an extension to the existing packaging warehouse. All the construction works were designed so that they could be undertaken whilst the existing production facility was still live.

Due to the location of the site and the presence of an aquifer in the underlying geology, it was necessary to liaise and agree the substructure solutions for the new build aspects of the project with The Environment Agency.

The Results:

The existing reinforced concrete structure was assessed, tested and re-used in the design to support new production plant and access platforms which resulted in a reduction in construction time and a seven figure cost saving for our client.