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Working With Wasabi On Their State-Of-The-Art Food Production Facility

Installing Kingspan’s IPN-QuadCore panels at a new food processing factory in London

This month, Stancold will start work on Wasabi’s new food factory on the outskirts of London. An impressive 10,600 m² of panels will create a brand new facility for the growing food to go brand.

Wasabi are one of the UK’s most popular Japanese fast food outlets, with over 40 stores in the UK. They serve a range of hot and cold dishes, with a focus on sushi and bento. The first branch was opened in London in 2003 and the chain has continued to grow since then.

Because of this increase they are moving their production to a state of the art facility in North London. Stancold will install Kingspan’s IPN-QuadCore panels.

Kingspan’s IPN-QuadCore panels have been described as the “most significant insulated panel technology breakthrough in a decade” that comes with a 40-year structural guarantee.

The game-changing core is the only one of its kind to be approved to FM 4882 for smoke sensitive occupancy. Kingspan have also continued to prove their dedication to green building: he insulated panel core improves thermal performance by up to 20%, which can significantly reduce energy consumption. The core is also 100% recyclable.

The scheme consists of raw ingredient chillers, spice rooms, several product preparation rooms, dry goods and spice rooms, temperature controlled packing areas, finished good storage, low-temperature storage and marshalling areas.

The improved Fire-rating of the Quadcore panel has meant we will be able to further utilise these panels for the cooking rooms where building control have requested a one-hour integrity zone for walls and ceilings.

The flexibility of the panel system will be further demonstrated as we are also forming changing areas, managers offices and drivers restrooms.

With work starting at the end of November, we will be on site for 13 weeks. We are thrilled that Wasabi have trusted us to manufacture, deliver and install the panels for their biggest factory expansion to date.