UK flour mill completed for GR Wright

Multi-million-pound flour mill and warehouse facility delivered for GR Wright & Sons in Harlow, Essex.

Overview of flour mill project for specialist milling company

Clegg Food Projects was appointed by GR Wright & Sons to deliver the largest flour mill and warehouse facility to be constructed in the UK in recent years.

As the principal contractor, the Clegg team was responsible for the overall design and construction of the milling facility. This included extensive ground preparation, the civil and structural build, and the installation of the specialist processing and milling equipment.

Located in Harlow, Essex, work initially began on site in December 2018, with the project separated into three phases. First the team delivered the construction of the mill, warehouse, and the site’s mechanical and electrical services, secondly the wheat and flour silo installations, and finally the milling processing and packing equipment installation.

The completed development, which spans across six floors and is more than 30m tall, includes the latest in milling processing and packaging technologies and will help to future-proof the business.

Key facts

Located: Harlow, Essex
Completed: Spring 2021
Remained onsite during COVID-19 restrictions
Three phase milling project

This new facility will not only allow us to continue as one of the UK’s leading flour mills, but will also help us to attract talented individuals to join the sector. With flour being a key ingredient in nearly 30% of all grocery products on supermarket shelves, we have experienced an increased demand over the last few years, so this development will help us to fulfil the nation’s requirements for years to come.

James Wright, Production Director at GR Wright & Sons