Cucina Case Study
24-7 Group were awarded the task to design and build the infrastructure for a new cooking facility, creating pre-prepared and packaged meals for distribution to 28 restaurants nationwide.
The programme for the project was extremely tight, with only 2 months allocated for design before construction was due to start on site in October 2021, in order to complete by January 2022.
The team at 24-7 Group worked closely with Cucina to understand their requirements to design the building services to maximize efficiency, to help with their net zero ambitions and to allow for future expansion.
Here are some of the solutions the team delivered:
– The creation of internal rooms and spaces to support installation and operation of kitchen and packaging equipment.
– Installation of large cold rooms.
– Creation of free-standing mezzanine level for plant deck.
– Design and creation of large cooking canopies, including odour control with carbon filters.
– Partial lining of internal walls with cladded wall system to create hygiene – environment.
– Upgrade of electrical, water, gas and wastewater infrastructures.
– Creation of new wicket doors about building perimeter to comply with Building Regulations part B – travel distances.
There were a few challenges with the project, including delays in getting power and water on site, and the discovery of asbestos in the ground.
The team overcame the problems by bringing in back up generators and water supply, to get the work started and ensured ground works were carried out safely.
All solutions were delivered to the latest regulations and standards.
The facility is now an energy efficient building which fits Cucina’s business plan and will support their growth plans for the future.