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Godminster Cheese: Production Facility Godminster Cheese: Production Facility

Godminster Cheese

  • Cheese Production Facility
  • Somerset

Godminster are specialist producers of premium organic products. Due to significant growth in their business, they identified a need to relocate to a new facility in order to expand production of their organic soft cheese.

We converted a warehouse previously used for storage adjacent to the existing Godminster site, into a specialist, hygienic soft cheese production facility. We ensured existing equipment and fixtures are recycled where possible, to minimise the environmental impact and provide a cost-effective solution.

The purpose-built facility provided hygienic temperature and humidity-controlled areas for raw milk intake, production, drying, ripening and chilled storage.

I am very pleased with how ProjectLink has handled the project. The new facilities mean we can start increasing the amount of soft cheese we make and we’re now looking at developing some new varieties and sizes.”

Richard Hollingbery, Owner of Godminster

Timeline

  • Apr 2011 We met with Godminster to discuss the project requirements, understand the business, visit the site and go through the provisional drawings to develop initial plans.
  • May 2011 The project is awarded to ProjectLink. Detailed consultation begins to ensure the existing plans are optimised and scope for the recycling of existing equipment from the previous site is agreed.
  • Jun 2011 Application made to Building Control and consultation with Environment Health takes place. Materials sourced and ordered.
  • Jul 2011 Work begins onsite by clearing existing equipment and completing groundwork for the installation of a stainless steel drainage system, followed by a resin floor coating that was laid for easy clean-down.
  • Aug 2011 Hygienic insulated walling constructed to subdivide the building, incorporating drying and ripening units from the previous facility. All mechanical, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration and humidification facilities are fitted.
  • Sep 2011 Construction completed, facility inspected and passed by Building Control and Environmental Health.

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