Work completes on Heineken warehouse extension

Clegg Food Projects is celebrating the completion of a much-needed extension to Heineken’s brewery and distribution warehouse in the north west.

Having redesigned its packaging to be more environmentally friendly, the international brand needed to increase canning production capacity at its Manchester-based facility.

Heineken approached us to oversee the extension of the company’s existing packaging building. Work began on the project in March 2019 and in just six months the team was able to create a new palletiser area for the client with additional attenuation drainage. This all took place on a live site that continued to fulfil large orders across the country.

Creating the extension

The team provided building and civil works for the project, forming new foundations for the building as well as installing cladding, roofing, and gable end fire walls.

The new extension has created three additional loading bays at the Manchester plant and now houses Heineken’s palletisers, conveyors, and new packaging equipment, as the company reverts to selling its products in cardboard packaging.

Oliver Jenkins, business development manager at Clegg Food Projects, said: “We have built a strong reputation for delivering high quality work for international companies and we are delighted to have delivered this project for Heineken.

“The extension was built on top of a former biomass plant on site, which had been demolished prior to our work. Essential groundwork, including the grinding down of the existing foundations and a new drainage system, had to be completed before the streel structure could be erected.

“By proactively communicating with all stakeholders in the project, we ensured that the project was delivered.”

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Clegg Food Projects is a specialist construction company for the food & drink industry. To explore some of the company’s past projects, click here. 

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