Food Factory Design
Atom Consultants have designed and project managed the delivery of over 3,000,000 sq ft of floor space on projects totalling over £220M in value in the Food Industry. The type of Food Industry Clients we have served range from Fish & Seafood manufacturers to Bakeries, Meat and Vegetable Processors to Breweries and Distilleries.
The food and drink sector is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK accounting for 16% of total manufacturing turnover.
As part of Food and Drink Federations’ (FDF’s) 20/20 vision for growth which looks to see economic input from Food and Drink manufacturers increase by 20% between 2010-2020, FDF have set an ambition to grow value-added food and drink exports by a third to achieve a total value of £6 billion by 2020.
To help achieve that, the industry is developing innovative solutions to increase productivity, reduce waste and energy usage, and introduce more efficient manufacturing to reduce costs and drive competitive advantage.
This is where we can step in to help with assessment, design, installation, modification or upgrade of the existing equipment. Or we can Project Manage your total factory redesign, by keeping tight check on costs and timelines, sub-contractors, safety and regulations. In essence we can manage everything from A to Z- from Apex to Zero Adjustments.
It is worth mentioning that since The Food Industry is quite naturally governed by a number of Quality Management Standards, it is imperative that the Consulting Engineers assisting on the project are very knowledgeable in the standards required. We are ISO 9001, ISO 22000 and PAS 220 certified, to ensure that all work undertaken meets the standards prescribed.
Atom Consultants has grown to become the leading Food Factory Designer in Scotland. This has led to the company being able to offer a full package of Total Project Management®, specialised in Architectural production layout design and spatial planning, Production Analysis, Civil & Structural, M&E Engineering and Building Consultancy services tailored to suit a Client’s needs and importantly to achieve Major Retailer Technical Approval and industry wide standards such as BRC, EFSIS and SALSA accreditation.
We also provide Production Optimisation and Dynamic Analysis of existing production and manufacturing facilities to support business cases. Furthermore, we have a 98% success rate in helping food manufacturers to obtain funding for their building expansions/modifications, making that dream of our client’s a lot more tangible. Our approach is always client-led. We let our clients’ requirements to become the key drivers of their projects, so that the final deliverable is as close to their original vision as possible.
We also offer UAV site surveys via our sister unit, Atom Aerial, which implements unmanned aerial data capture as a viable alternative to more costly methods of site and inaccessible area surveys. Output data includes photogrammetry, 3D modelling and aerial surveys, with emphasis on data collection, which when integrated into BIM allows for full 3D interaction between the design proposals and the existing facilities. Our in-house video editing service delivers not only raw imagery, but can create a full cinematic vision of your asset from an angle which you perhaps never even imagined before.
The aim of the company is to provide Customer satisfaction and a high level of service and we pride ourselves on ensuring that hands-on Director involvement is maintained throughout the project until completion; hence ensuring a high return of repeat business (91% of our work is repeat business or referrals, recently measured as part of our IIP re-assessment). In particular projects are led by P H Thomson with 29 years of designing and project managing Food Factories in the Food and Drink industry.