Appointed by Roxhill Developments, UMC Architects worked closely with Winvic Construction on both the detailed design and construction stages of a new facility at the Central Park, Avonmouth development in Bristol for frozen food retailer Farmfoods. The new 175,000sqft frozen food distribution centre provide Farmfoods with a warehouse solution to support its UK wide store network.
Incorporating frozen and ambient storage facilities as well as office space, the distribution centre equipped Farmfoods with one of the greenest, thermally efficient retail distribution centres of its type in the UK.
The scheme incorporated a range of high performance and sustainable materials including Dow Styrofoam floor insulation, Kingspan controlled environment insulated panels together with the latest advanced polymer TPE roof waterproofing solution from IKO Polymeric. All of these are HCFC free, with a zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and are fully recyclable. Multi vault roof lights covering 15% of the total ambient roof area will also provide natural lighting to provide further savings on running costs.