Return visits to the food industry…

…British Bakels in Bicester

Austin has worked with Bakels over a number of years at its sites in Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

For British Bakels, Austin designed and built a new factory on a greenfield site at Bicester in Oxfordshire when the company moved from Slough.

Austin has since designed and built each phase of the subsequent expansion of Bakels’ warehouse and production space for powder and paste products for the baking industry.

Bakels’ success in England has now necessitated a further bold expansion of the original factory of some 3,600 sq.m. This will cater for wet production, loading, materials storage, laboratory and site infrastructure.

Bakels relies on Austin to keep its product moving while Austin designs & builds around the site.

…Nestlé in York

Austin has recently completed the refurbishment of the Nestlé Product Technology Centre at York and added 1,900 sq.m of new space.

The original building was designed and constructed by Austin in two distinct phases over a decade ago, comprising a laboratory/administration element and a pilot plant. It is one of Nestlé’s primary centres for worldwide confectionery research and development.

The project required in-depth planning to perform the work through seven distinct phases, while maintaining client operations and ensuring hygiene regimes were not compromised.

The Pilot Plant Hall was extended, the main laboratory was relocated, administration areas were upgraded, storage capacity was increased and a general improvement in people/work flow and hygiene control was accommodated.

Austin provided all study work, concepts, engineering and construction management including planning and cost control services.

For more information call Austin on +44 (0) 1923 432 658
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