23rd February 2021
Purpose-built to a high specification in 2007, the modern facility is Cerealto's only UK distribution and production facility from which it operates numerous contracts with a number of major retailers.
The property was purchased by Cerealto in 2015 and has benefited from significant capital investment, has a gross internal floor area of 330,807 sq ft, an eaves height of 12 metres and substantial yard area with extensive parking.
Works, which to date have exceeded £10.5m since 2016, have been completed in three phases, with each subsequent phase incorporated into a live working environment where existing areas of the facility were in full operation. Tolent has continued to work closely with designers to aid the phasing and feasibility of designs to ensure the pragmatic, efficient and safe delivery of works.
Tolent was initially employed as a subcontractor to carry out the civil, structural and white wall installations for Phase 1 of the project and completed this phase at the end of 2016.
Phase 2 consisted of the completion of the facility within an existing building and was completed in September 2017. The main contractor went into liquidation part way through the works and so Tolent were instructed to manage the work packages which were incomplete. The civil works included associated roads, drainage, footways, silo bases and bunds and barrier entry.
Phase 3 of the project addressed the requirement for the expansion of the distribution and production facility to accommodate their growth following the launch of 175 new products in 2017 including a gluten free range. Works consisted of the sub-division of the existing food facility to create two distinct gluten inclusive and gluten free areas and the remodelling of the distribution and production facility, which included the construction of 2nr new 2,600 sq ft welfare areas.
The various projects at the Cerealato Distribution & Production Facility demonstrate Tolent’s ability to deliver extensive works in a live food environment, successfully phasing and segregating works to ensure the pragmatic, efficient and safe delivery of the projects.
330,807 sq ft