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Hygienic Partitioning for Automated Sorting Warehouse, Wales

Work is well underway on site in west Wales as Stancold’s installation team complete the hygienic partitioning for a new automated vegetable sorting warehouse.

Our client has been specialising in growing and supplying a range of vegetables, namely potatoes, alongside other seasonal products such as leeks and cabbages, since the 1970s. Formed as part of a collaborative for local farmers to distribute their produce, business is growing from strength to strength. Due to this, they are now introducing an automated sorting warehouse as part of their operations.

Stancold are responsible for supplying and installing four hygienic walls that will house the new automated sorting machinery as well as completing other remedial works on site, including the infill of spaces and replacing other partitions across the facility.

Throughout the planning and design process, our food & drink specialist, Sam Taylor, worked consultatively with the client’s architect to find the most appropriate installation solution for the building’s 19m high ceiling. Where hygienic panels will generally be installed vertically, this was not possible with a building so high. Based on Stancold’s specialist advice, the decision was taken to construct panels horizontally between the existing steelwork, achieving the same food-safe finish while working to the requirements of the end user.

To complete the project, Stancold will be installing over 1400m² of Kingspan Quadcore food-safe insulated panels as well as a number of hinged personnel doors and a vision panel. The team will also be creating penetrations to allow for the pipes and lines of the automated equipment to pass through, working with the requirements of other trades on site to achieve this.

This project has seen Stancold work consultatively and effectively with the end user, architect and main contractor throughout each phase, to ensure that complexities were ironed out and everything ran smoothly.

We’re looking forward to sharing the finished product.

For more information on Stancold’s hygienic partitioning and how it fits into the scheme of works for your food & drink project, please get in touch with Sam on 07768 670 150 or request a call back here.