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Moy Park win secures jobs with new food plant

01 July 2010

Moy Park has won planning consent to build a new food processing plant in Derbyshire, improving quality and safeguarding jobs

The necessary £10 million upgrades to its factory in Blenheim Road, Ashbourne, were designed by leading architecture practice, the Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) whose proposals include almost doubling the size of the poultry processing plant on the Airfield Industrial Estate and upgrading the facades to the existing buildings.

The multi-disciplinary practice is expert at steering sensitive commercial schemes through the complex planning process.

The Lancashire-based architecture and design practice is a leader in the field of cost management and project management working across all sectors including manufacturing, retail, education and health.

David Robinson, managing partner at FWP, said: “This is a very good planning win for the client since it enables them to increase production by a quarter and maintain staffing levels in the short to medium term.

“Our experience at communicating and liasing closely with the client and the planners has been crucial in helping to steer this high profile scheme through the complex planning process.

“Our expertise in the manufacturing sector and our ability to manage multi-million pound projects was a major factor in ensuring the project got planning consent.”

FWP’s successful commercial and retail projects include:

· Patak Foods – £10 million new headquarters and 200,000 sq ft food processing facility for Patak Spices Ltd. The scheme was completed in less than 12 months and £0.5 million below budget

· Meyer Prestige - £6.5 million new headquarters and 220,000 sq ft of storage and distribution warehouse, procured on a design and build basis for the renowned international cookware manufacturer

· Leigh Sports Village - £8 million leisure and retail park. The current phase is a 64,000sq ft food retail unit, together with associated non-food retail

· Barton Grange - £12 million 50 acre Marina and Waterside Garden Park providing a major new tourism and recreational facility adjacent to the Lancaster Canal

· Gloucester Gateway Motorway Services - £24 million new motorway services on the M5. Providing comprehensive project and cost management services to see the facility near Gloucester secure planning and built on time and to budget

Arron Crick, designer at FWP, said: “Our brief was to come up with a design that would help Moy Park increase production by 25% and meet the changes required by clients. “We also needed to achieve environmental objectives and targets and meet customer and community expectations.

“We worked with the council, local residents and the various experts associated with food production to produces a design that will have the minimum effect on neighbouring properties as well as ensuring Moy Park has a modern, effective production site.”

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