Project Legacy Samworth Brothers

Category: Fit Out, Industrial






42 weeks


August 2017

Winvic were appointed by BNP Paribas Securities Services to construct a new chilled food production/ storage warehouse for end-user Samworth Brothers in Leicester. The 155,000 sqft facility situated on a 16.8 acre site provides a new temperature controlled storage and distribution facility that also includes a three storey 30,000 sqft fully fitted out office area.

More than just a shed, the internal warehouse contains 10 separate chambers to accommodate the various temperature controlled areas ranging 1,000 to 20,000 sqft for 3 blast freezers that can operate at temperatures as low as -34 degrees and chilled chambers maintained at 2 degrees among others.

The warehouse temperature controlled chambers were fully operational and temperature draw down complete 6 weeks prior to contract completion to allow early access for the end user to commence their final operational fit-out works coordinated with the remaining base build works.

Other key features of the project include;

  • ‘Box in a Box’ chamber construction using hygienic Kingspan Polyisocyanurate Core panels, 220mm
    thick, 13m in height
  • Glycol under slab heating controlled by heat re-generation from compressor units
  • Cast in rail system within the freezer chambers to accommodate internal mobile racking system 
  • Fully fitted out plant room to house the compressors, ammonia plant, pumps and condensers
  • 49 dock levellers across both sides of the unit
  • On site canteen with full catering facilities
  • On site Vehicle Maintenance Unit complete with VOSA compliant MOT testing facilities
  • Fuel island, vehicle wash and weigh bridge
  • Parking for 195 cars
  • Service yard area to accommodate 138 HGVs and 44 tractor units

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