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OUR WORK

BROWN BROTHERS


Brown Brothers– part of Browns Food Group, is one of the UK’s largest cooked and sliced meat producers, based in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Incorporating well-known brands, such as Hall’s, Lairds and Mostell, they turned over £151.7M in 2014 from their brand new facilities in Kirkconnel. Atom Consultants designed and project managed the phase 4.1. extension of their 120,000 sq ft factory in Kirkconnel and remapped the production process of this £5.8M construction project.

In 1993 the business moved to a new state of the art factory in Dumfriesshire, becoming Brown Brothers Manufacturing Ltd. The new site paved the way for both frozen and chilled products to be manufactured and distributed, enabling the product range to be extended and providing continued opportunity for growth.

We have been collaborating with Brown Brothers since 2004 on various projects.

The latest project- the Phase 4.1. extension was undertaken to expand the Dispatch and Storage areas to create more space, increasing the production capability of the site. We provided our usual range of professional services, under our Total Project Management® umbrella, acting both as Contract Administrators as well as Project Managers. More specifically, we created a detailed design of the extension, remapped the production flows and took care of all the necessary permissions and paperwork. We also obtained planning permissions, provided additional design elements and managed the contractor to create more car parking spaces.

Creating Social Value:

One of the most challenging aspects of the project was the presence of peat on site. It was discussed whether the ground needed piles, but we came up with an innovative solution involving the local community, whereby the peat was excavated and deposited on the adjoining land where it was landscaped to improve the land.

We designed and obtained a Road Permit from the local Roads’ Authority to open up the roads and provide a new entrance for the trucks, which helped to avert the parking of heavy goods traffic from the village’s main streets.

The extra space created contributed to increase in client’s turnover and brought the factory up to required EU standards. Our sister company, Atom Aerial, has produced some stunning drone footage of the site, which you can view here.

 

 

 

FOOD INDUSTRY:

” Atom Consultants have provided us with exceptional support in the expansions we have gone through on many of our sites. Philip Thomson’s ability to network throughout the industry has been a great asset to our projects. We have worked with Philip for the last 15 years and will continue to do so. “

Wayne Godfrey
CEO Browns Food Group

Brown Brothers Factory Goods in and Out
Brown Brothers Factory Goods in and Out
Brown Brothers Cooked and Sliced Meat Factory in Scotland

OTHER PROJECTS

Nairn’s Oatcakes- Edinburgh

A previous brown-field site was developed into a brand new BRC Compliant gluten-free production facility for Nairn’s gluten-free biscuits and oatcakes, obtaining a top rating during their first BRC audit in 2017. The spend matched the budget and the project was delivered on time helping to meet extremely tight deadlines.

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Bromley South Central St. Mark’s Square

The mixed-use Public Private Partnership scheme development includes a landscaped public plaza surrounded by a nine screen multiplex VUE cinema, 25,000 sq ft of cafés and restaurants including PizzaExpress, Dean’s Diner, Prezzo, Las Iguanas, Nando’s and Turtle Bay, a 130-bed Premier Inn hotel, 200 private and affordable apartments and a new 400 space secure underground car park.

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Vauxhall Underground Station- London

The Vauxhall Underground Station modernisation is part of Transport for London’s ongoing investment into London’s public transport network to support economic growth and employment opportunities.

The £36m project entailed reconfiguration of the station’s ticket hall to accommodate extra ticket gates and wide-aisle gates, as well as the refurbishment of the stations’ subways, ticket hall and stairs. The main part of the project was to make the access to the station step-free, enabling the station to handle 40% more passengers by installing a new shaft and lift between the ticket hall and platforms. A particular challenge was posed by the station remaining fully operational while the construction work took place between 2014 and 2016.

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Winton Primary School Sports Hall- London

The London Borough of Islington had a requirement for a new sports hall to be used out-of-hours by the local community and it was to be built on the roof of and existing school- Winton Primary School.

To minimise disruption to this ‘live’ site, a modular approach was adopted. All components of the build were pre-fabricated, starting from the structural steel wall and roof panels and ending with the beautiful western red cedar clad external facade.

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