The Factory Regeneration at Whitworths has continued at pace and as previously reported the project was to look at the refurbishment of 3 Buildings to form 3 new production halls over 2-3 years. Following the initial phase, we will be looking to extend our refurbishment goals across the rest of the factory.
JAN 19 TO NOV20
It has been almost 2 years since the building works started on the new nut production hall which was opened in the Spring of 2020. The building had been stripped internally and the existing roof and wall cladding removed. The new cladding and roof were installed, and the building started to take shape.
Through the summer months work started on the internal fitout and the installation of the new compressors to the feed the whole site. The new internal infrastructure and mezzanine were installed ready to take the new production line purchased as part of the ongoing capability improvement projects.
Following the opening of the new production hall, the regeneration project focus turned to the site infrastructure. As part of the ongoing site development and sustainability for the future, the site electrical infrastructure has been updated. This included new transformers and switchgear to power the new production halls and warehouses.
Work has also started on two other areas of our extended refurbishment goals. The front entrance development is now nearing completion which has widened the entrance and will introduce better traffic management including the replacement of the main gates and barriers.
This work continues alongside the construction of a new waste management area to the rear of the site to consolidate our recycling and zero landfill waste streams.
We also continue to be part of the Considerate Constructors programme and following a recent virtual visit from their appointed people we maintained a 4-star rating which is high praise for all the team involved.
The co-ordination continues to be strong between the construction team and the Whitworths team, ensuring progress on the building works is maintained and that the site continues with its daily business.