Project Orange, Somerset

Gerber Foods

RPS provided design services for the phased development of a new processing plant for one of the largest drink manufactures in the world.

RPS provided Architectural, Civil and Structural services to design a facility that exceeded British Standards for a food manufacturing facility. The end result was a food-safe, dust free, chilled, hygienic and low maintenance environment.

RPS’ highly skilled project team co-ordinated the crucial interfaces between the building layout, structure, building services and the process equipment by liaising closely with the plant engineers to ensure the completed facility accommodated the installation of all machinery and plant efficiently and effectively.

Our solutions included dust resistant designs, stainless steel finishes, no fibrous materials or glass within the production environment and bespoke stainless steel effluent drains for varying sugar / acid levels.

The project, which included the design and construction of 56,000 m2 of new facility, was built over three phases, with phase 1 becoming a live operational plant while the subsequent phases were developed.

The projects key features included:

Central CHP Plant

Extensive Natural Light

Mixed Mode Ventilation

Heat Recovery to Air Handling Plant

Heat Recovery from Compressor System.