The construction for the upgrade of the new cold storage facilities at the Cotteswold Dairy family business HQ in Tewkesbury is underway.
Cotteswold Dairy is one of the largest independent family dairies in the UK, supplying England and Wales and processing 100 million litres of milk every year.
George Workman, Managing Director of Cotteswold Dairy, said: “We are delighted to see this exciting construction phase commence.”
“The new cold store facilities will allow the increase in customer demand to be met with much more efficiency, allowing for future capacity increases, peaks in demand, management of current large orders and stock rotation, while maintaining the chill chain throughout”, he added.
The popularity of milk being delivered direct to the doorstep has been steadily increasing in recent years and Cotteswold Dairy have seen a recent additional growth in their customer base on top of their organic growth. The new facilities are crucial to ensure the future of the dairy is run as proficiently as possible.
Project lead, Vitruvius Management Services, have been involved from pre-construction, also appointing architects AHR as lead designers and adi as the main contractor for the new two-storey cold store facility.
“It’s great to celebrate the start of the construction phase for this key facility” said Mark Price, MD of Vitruvius Management Services.
“It’s hugely fulfilling to see construction underway, having partnered with Cotteswold Dairy to masterplan their built environment, this facility is key to supporting the company’s sustainability ethos and future proofing their business.”
The Cotteswold Dairy team were invited by the construction team in a commemorative breaking ground ceremony: Attendees included Mark Price, MD of Vitruvius Management Services and Project Lead, Paul Smith Chief Operating Officer of Systems adi Group, David Beebee Director of adi Building Refurbishment – the main contractor for the build, Neil Chapman Construction Director, Peter Bryant Commercial Director and Anthony Connolly Project Manager.
Constructing the new facilities are Midlands-based adi Building and Refurbishment part of the adi Group appointed by Gloucester-based PM Vitruvius tasked to bring this scheme into reality.
David Beebee, Managing Director, adi Building & Refurbishment, said: “It’s fantastic to see this project get to site and move forward with real momentum. Being involved within the Food & Drink sector is something as a business we really pride ourselves on, especially when you get to work with a client like Cotteswold Dairy who have such exciting plans for growth.
“To work with this truly family run business is something we are extremely proud of, and we all look forward to seeing this project come to life during this year”
One key element of the works is that the dairy fundamentally requires their business to be operational throughout the construction works and when completed the new facilities will provide around 2,500 sq m of extra cold storage at ground level.
Work is expected to be complete in Autumn 2022.