Stancold To Partition Four Warehouses in East Midlands

Stancold is due to begin the construction of ten industrial partitions in September, thanks to a successful, long-standing history with a main contractor.

“We first heard about the project in late 2021, but it always takes some time before a new build gets to a point where we can offer our services, even to a returning client. I am however always proud whenever our reliability as partners is repaid in kindness,” says Shaun, our firewalls & industrial partitions expert. This time the contract encompasses the construction of ten firewalls, dividing four large warehouses into 14 separate units of mixed-use.

While the project is still with Stancold’s design team, it is estimated to be over 1,400m² surface area. The system of choice for the FR60 walls is Trimo’s 150mm thick panels, which proved to be the best solution to the thermal requirements requested by the client.

“Our designers are working on amendments at the moment. New regulations have been introduced recently and a steelworks contractor was brought in by the client to work on constructing additional support for the partitions,” Shaun explains. The latest regulations set the maximum unsupported width for the walls to be 7.5 metres, which slightly changes the original drawings.

Stancold’s 75 years of commitment to delivering excellence has once again proven to be key. With such a long track of reliable, quality work, strong relationships built on trust within the industry are something we pride ourselves on.

If you would like to see what it is like to be working with our expert team, reach out to Shaun on 07821 152663 or email sjones@stancold.co.uk

60-Minute Fire-Rated Division Wall in South West

Stancold’s dedicated industrial partitions team are pleased to be undertaking another new project this month for a new client in the depths of the South West.

Our LPS-approved installation team will be responsible for the construction of a division wall within an existing site, allowing the client to sub-let the space to a new tenant.

The composite partition will provide a fire-rating of 60 minutes in order to conform to the insurance requirements but will also give elements of acoustic and dust control between the two units.

Stancold’s industrial partitions expert, Shaun Jones, takes a consultative approach when working on new projects to not only ensure that the installation will match the specification provided by insurers and Building Control, but to accommodate available budget for each project.

This occasion was no different and Shaun worked with the client to source a solution that negated the need for additional trades and therefore, additional costs.

As always, a site survey was conducted once the order was placed and this has highlighted further works, which our projects team are working flexibly to satisfy.

Find out more about what you can expect when you engage with Stancold’s industrial partitions team and get in touch with Shaun on 07821 152 663 or send us an enquiry.

CREST Successfully Complete Biomedical Holding Freezers

Stancold CREST are pleased to confirm the handover of another successful temperature-controlled storage contract for a biomedical client just outside of the capital.

Following previous works on the same site, involving the internal fit-out of a Grade C & Grade D cleanroom suite, CREST were invited to provide initial costs as part of this new project. Situated in a modular warehouse on the ground floor of the site, our client required two industrial freezers for additional product storage.

Our proven track record in specialist cold and freezer installations in the industry allowed CREST’s Mark Kendrick to get involved quickly and arrange a site visit to assess the scope of the project.

The new rooms are being used as holding freezers, where product will enter at -20⁰C and be maintained at this temperature. Our expert team have been responsible for the turnkey package, including refrigeration and racking to suit our client’s needs.

CREST Senior Business Development Manager, Mark Kendrick, commented:

“Our knowledge of controlled environments extends beyond the cleanroom envelope, and I’m pleased to have been able to assist another existing client with their temperature-controlled needs.”

Find out more about our chilled and frozen storage solutions within the pharmaceutical industry by contacting Mark on 07585 301 425 or send us an email.

Biomedical Holding Freezers

Biomedical holding freezers have been handed over in Stevenage, where our team took responsibility for the turnkey package that included refrigeration and racking.

SHEQ Manager Tom Goddard Passes NEBOSH NGC Qualification

The business is pleased to announce that Tom Goddard, Stancold SHEQ Manager, has passed his NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety.

The globally respected qualification further strengthens Tom’s skills and accomplishments within his current role at Stancold and previous experience in the wider construction industry.

Combining theoretical and practical assessments, the course covers effectively managing health & safety, controlling common workplace hazards and developing a company culture around minimising workplace risks.

Discussing his achievements, Tom commented:

“Completing his course was very eye-opening experience and has given me valuable information to implement into Stancold’s Health & Safety action plan. I’m already thinking about the next steps in my learning.”

Congratulating Tom on his achievement, Managing Director, Andy Croxton, also commented:

“The health & safety of our staff, sub-contractors, clients and the general public is of paramount importance on all of our projects, so I am delighted for Tom on the work he has put in to achieve this qualification. His dedication and hard work will ensure we are best placed to deliver work safely across the business.”

All at Stancold would like to commend Tom on this accomplishment. Learn more about Tom and the rest of the team here.

Triple Compartment Cleanroom Extension Works in Lancashire

Stancold’s Clean Room Envelope Specialist Team continue to build long-standing relationships with clients up and down the UK, aiding new-build and expansion projects across the pharmaceutical, medical and high-end manufacturing industries.

This is true for the team’s latest completed contract with a leading testing and research consultancy in Lancashire, where they have returned to extend an existing Stancold build.

CREST have formed an extension to the client’s triple compartment cleanroom, currently used for airtightness and pressure testing, and utilised Kingspan’s Versatile semi-flush system in line with the existing build.

With the project information to hand from the first phase of works, this enabled a smooth specification and pricing process by our cleanroom expert, Mark Kendrick. A site survey by CREST’s projects team followed to confirm plans in more detail.

Reflecting on the build, CREST Contracts Supervisor, Steve Gunning, said:

“It’s been a pleasure working with our client to expand their operations through this second phase of works. We’re committed to developing strong relationships that enable us to remain a preferred partner for cleanroom envelope construction.”

If you would like to discuss your upcoming new-build or extension project in more detail, please get in touch with Mark Kendrick on 07585 301 425 or send your enquiry here.

Bespoke Chiller Design & Build for South West Fresh Food Provider

Stancold are pleased to be working with a new client in the local area this month, further underpinning our commitment to the growth of the food & drink industry across the South West.

Our client, a fresh grocery delivery service provider, are developing a second site in Somerset as part of their expanding portfolio. For this, they require the bespoke fit-out of a chilled area to include intake, picking and despatch of sealed fresh food products.

Stancold’s dedicated food projects team have worked consultatively with the client to date to finalise a design and specification that fully optimises the available space within the new-build warehouse.

Through our trusted supply chain, we have been able to introduce our preferred refrigeration partner to our client, who will undertake the refrigeration works and will ensure that the temperature of the space remains at 2.5⁰C. The three parties met on site prior to order placement to ensure that the specification and build schedule was aligned.

Where works have commenced on site this month, our team are constructing an L-shaped area using the Kingspan QuadCore food-safe panel system, as well as the integration of chiller doors and strip curtains for internal segregation. The team will also create a bespoke hatch opening into the adjacent main office.

We look forward to reporting back on the progress of this project later this month.

For more information on how we can assist with the feasibility, design and build of your upcoming project, get in touch with Stancold’s Divisional Development Manager, Patrick Ball, on 07768 670 150 or send us an email.

Fish Processing Facility

Separation wall construction is underway within a new fish processing facility in Fleetwood. One of 11 units we’ll be working on!

Industrial Unit Firewalls

A new fire-rated partition project is on the horizon as the construction of these industrial units progress. We can’t wait to be given the green light!

Turnkey Construction Underway of Clinical Chillers & Freezers

Stancold’s 75-year history in the design and build of temperature-controlled environments has laid the foundations for our dedicated Clean Room Envelope Specialist Team to undertake more specialist requirements in the pharmaceutical and medical industry.

It’s this element of our service offering that saw CREST appointed as the turnkey contractor of a number of chilled and frozen storage areas, as part of a redevelopment project within clinical research in Manchester.

Working with the principal contractor for the large-scale project, our expert team are responsible for the supply and installation of 8 chillers and 4 freezers across four floors of the building. This encompasses the construction of walls, ceilings, doors, lighting and coordination of refrigeration equipment installation.

Being able to integrate into clients’ design teams from the early stages is another aspect of CREST’s way of working. This has been essential for this contract so that our team could get a thorough understanding of the specification and in return, be able to advise on project-specific build factors that could impact the design.

The clinical chillers and freezers will utilise Kingspan’s QuadCore panel system, known for its superior efficiency capabilities for temperature-controlled environments, alongside sliding chiller and hinged freezer doors. Coordination, installation and testing of refrigeration in line with the rest of the build schedule will ensure that the cold rooms maintain a temperature of +4⁰C and freezers at -20⁰C.

Stancold CREST continue to demonstrate their expertise and experience across the pharmaceutical & medical industries, for temperature control and cleanroom requirements alike.

Should this be a consideration for your next project in 2022, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mark Kendrick on 07585 301 425 or send your enquiry here.

Vertical Farming Fit-Out

Latest developments from our fit-out for indoor vertical farming. It’s really exciting to be working within this industry!

Industrial Freezer Extension Underway for Somerset Foodservice Supplier

Work is underway in Somerset for our dedicated food projects team this month, as they undertake extension works for a leading food wholesaler operating across the South West.

Liaising with the appointed project management contractor, a partner that Stancold knows well and has worked with previously, our expert team are responsible for the internal fit-out of a freezer extension and accompanying airlock.

It’s our strong existing relationship that has enabled smooth negotiations from the offset, where our team were involved in design meetings and site surveys, which have continued right up to commencement on site.

As part of the end user’s existing logistics site, the new extension leads on from the current freezer that needs to remain operational throughout the duration of the works. Used to working in live environments, Stancold has built a temporary wall to segregate the space and minimise disruption of the site’s day-to-day operations.

Stancold has specified and will use Kingspan’s QuadCore panel system for the fit-out’s walls and ceilings, which includes an adjoining airlock. Where thermal efficiency is key for freezer builds, incorporating an airlock into the design will reduce the loss of internal temperature that can often occur through constant access.

Also overseeing the installation of the new freezer’s concrete floor, this requires an armoured joint to seamlessly link to the room’s existing floor, avoiding potential cracking and inefficiencies going forward.

Stancold’s Divisional Development Manager, Patrick Ball, has commented:

“It’s fantastic to be working with an existing client to deliver a crucial project that will aid the expansion plans of this end user. Stancold’s foundations lie within the South West and it’s vital that we continue to support the growth of the food & drink industry locally.”

Bespoke build solutions for industrial freezer environments have been a core element of Stancold’s offering for over 75 years. To discuss the feasibility of your upcoming plans, Patrick is on hand to answer your questions – pball@stancold.co.uk or 07768 670 150.