Barton-Upon-Humber, UK

£90 million

Wren Kitchens and Buckingham Group

Architecture and engineering services

Barton-Upon-Humber, UK

Project Details

BE Design worked with the Contractor Buckingham Group and the Client Wren Kitchens to conceive, design, and deliver a 130, 000 m2, multiple processes and distribution building on a complex and challenging site requiring 7m high crib lock and gabion basket walls to create the required plateaus. The project consisted of a raised car park level with link bridges into the first-floor production area, an open footprint warehouse with a structural mezzanine of over 40% of the ground floor area, lightweight mezzanine offices, amenity blocks and associated plant and service yards to meet the businesses growing demands.

BE Design Architects co-ordinated all disciplines as lead designer and worked closely with the client’s in house process engineers to design the optimum machinery layouts and work flows allowing for raw board materials to be manufactured into fully finished components, packaged on site, under one roof.

Within the operation were several automated storage areas with robotic board storage and shuttle racking allowing for transient product to be sorted and delivered to the process lines efficiently. A key requirement of the project was incorporating the clients automated recycling infrastructure, including conveyor assemblies that were linked to waste Hogger processing units for handling and processing waste from the manufacturing lines as well as complex dust extraction throughout.