Plot 400 Peterborough Gateway is a new 235,000sqft medium care temperature-controlled fruit processing facility including high-bay and automated shuttle racking to manage varying peak demand of seasonal products.
UMC Architects were appointed by Roxhill Developments to work alongside the Operator to develop initial concept designs before acquiring a successful planning consent for the £27million build. Throughout the detailed design phases, UMC Architects supported main contractor Winvic Construction with the project handed over in July 2020.
The scheme included the following areas;
– 195,000sqft food production process areas
– 36,000sqft 3-storey administrative offices
– 2,500sqft plant room
The production and storage facilities are constructed from hygienic panels to form an insulated box so that temperature can be controlled within. The rooms are varying in temperature from 1 degrees to 12 degrees. Within the facility there are three mobile racking rooms with a 3500 pallet capacity. The remaining rooms are made up of intake docks and marshalling areas, holding chill rooms, production halls and goods out docks.
The project included a segregated drainage system with stainless drainage gullies incorporated within floor slab. The scheme also incorporated the ability to upgrade the facility for a future high care production extension to enable the occupier to consolidate processing operations onto a single site.
UMC Architects were also responsible for the coordination of refrigeration plant, mechanised process equipment and over 32,000sqft of welfare and office accommodation.