Value engineering for Cranswick Convenience Foods

Work on a new dry goods store extension is helping to create extra space for one of Britain’s largest food producers.

Additional storage space at Cranswick Convenience Foods’ Valley Park site in Barnsley is set to help ease pressure during peak times such as Christmas.

From artisan cooked meats and fresh pork to gourmet sausages and continental fine foods, Cranswick Convenience Foods’ products span retail shelves and restaurant menus across the country, as well as internationally.

Ian Parry, the business’s Chief Engineer at Valley Park, said the work, which is being carried out by Sewell Construction, is part of an ongoing site upgrade.

Ian said:

Following a selection process, Sewell Construction was chosen for their positive approach and ability to deliver the project in a very tight timescale, while working in a self-contained area to avoid disturbing the day-to-day activities of a busy site.

At the interview stages and at subsequent meetings, Sewell demonstrated a very competent and professional approach, which showed me they are the right company to undertake the project.

The extension to the dry goods store comes on the back of increased service levels for customers.

Work began on August 1 and comes after Sewell’s long term relationship with one of Cranswick’s factories in Hull, Benson Park, which saw the team build a three-phase extension.

Sewell Construction Development Manager Josh Donnelly said:

“We have adopted a single team approach on this project, working closely with our supply chain and utilising their expertise to optimise the design to an affordable position.

“Our approach has helped to reduce construction costs for the client by about 30%. Work is due to finish on October 31.”

Josh said Browne of Leeds had been instrumental in helping Sewell to secure the project.

“They helped us to develop a ground solution which sits within the client’s programme and cost parameters,” he said.

“It’s a fast track construction period, which will see the extension developed and completed in 12 weeks.”

Martin Langhan, Project Engineer from civil and structural consulting engineers Adept, said the company was pleased to join forces with Sewell Construction once again.

He said:

After collaborating successfully on the Printworks campus for Leeds City College, Adept are thrilled be working with Sewell again on this extension.