Ice Cream Factory Extension and Refurbishment – Cwmbran, Wales
Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream
Bowman Riley designed the alterations and extension to an existing factory in Wales to create a new manufacturing facility for Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream.
Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream had been operating out of Cononley in North Yorkshire for 20 years. However, the factory premises were located on a flood plain and had been damaged several times when the River Aire burst its banks. This led to the decision to relocate the manufacturing facility and join forces with Welsh ice cream manufacturer, Thayers in a new state of the art factory.
Involved from the outset, Bowman Riley helped our client find their new site in Cwmbran, near Newport on the site of a former Panasonic factory that was no longer suitable due to changes in technology.
We designed the factory refurbishment and extension to meet our client’s specific needs. The greatest challenge involved the installation of kilometres of drains and pipework needed due to the regular washing down of equipment. Working alongside a drainage engineer, we supported the installation of a vast specialist drainage system.
As the factory needed to be a sterile environment, we replaced the entire floor with specialist tiles, which can be easily replaced as needed. Parts of the factory were converted from regular temperature to super cold, which needed insulation to walls and flooring.
We designed a new retail area to the front of the factory to sell to the public and a new visitor centre that was a fully glazed with a gantry running through the building.
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