Yorkshire Provender Food Factory
Yorkshire Provender Ltd
Construction of a new soup production factory called 'Delicious HQ' on a greenfield site in Leeming Bar.
The building works comprised a ground-bearing slab with a structural steel frame clad in composite roof-cladding and white-walling to the external walls, with a large mechanical, ventilation and refrigeration installation.
A new Highways-approved site entrance was formed in order to gain access. The site sloped from front to rear and extensive retaining structures and filling operations were used to level the building. Integration and coordination with existing levels to the perimeter were achieved with small retaining walls and banking/sloping of ground levels.
The majority of the ground floor is given over to the new high care production area, ambient and frozen stores. A first floor mezzanine houses offices, meeting and board rooms and a New Product Development kitchen where recipes are tested before being brought to market. White walling was used throughout the factory; this allowed for quicker construction time and was more cost-effective as decorators and plasterers were not required.
External works included a concrete access and yard slab with permeable Tarmac car parking and paths.