Haribo New Production Facility

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Case Study Details

Date
April 2015
Client
Haribo
Value
£38m
Service Type
Location
Castleford

Client’s Requirements

The client commissioned the construction of a new 24,000m2 manufacturing and production facility, including packing area and all central plant and associated services.  The phase 1 development also includes a  high bay (23m+) automated storage and retrieval (ASR) warehouse.

The works included all ground-works, incoming utilities, car parks and central plant services (modular & scale-able) to suit the complete development. The actual process requirements, manufacturing particulars and production design are subject to a confidentiality agreement.

Silcock Leedham’s Contribution

Silcock Leedham was appointed to provide full mechanical & electrical detailed design and 3D co-ordination of all integrated services, including the process ‘fit-out’ by 3rd party directly procured suppliers. We also provided commissioning management and the  validation of systems prior to the sub-system ‘hand-shake’.  Our role also extended to advising Haribo on energy management, renewable technologies and providing BREEAM specialist input.

Through our experience with similar buildings, we were also responsible for the liaison and coordination of the fire safety and automatic protection systems, in accordance with FM Global.

Added Value / Unique Selling Points

We provided process hall CFD modelling to test our design against the client’s strict internal environmental criteria for humidity, temperature and air movement, which was critical for the hygroscopic starches used in the manufacturing process.

As much as possible, we adopted a ‘loose-fit’ approach to the design to allow the client to ‘scale up’ production simply and easily without major changes to the plant infrastructure.

We took ownership of the BIM element of the design information, pulling the manufacturers information, the structural engineering design and the specialist process design into a master 3D model which gave technical content as well as visual information.