The brief included feasibility studies on a number of other sites for relocation of some of the existing operations before the decision to relocate all operations to the new combined facility on a green field site was approved. The new complex comprised of approximately 7,000m² of production and distribution space together with 2,135m² of office space and a sensory room. Steel trussed portal frames provide large clear spans to facilitate ease of movement in the production and distribution spaces. The building envelope is constructed from a variety of cladding types with a distinctive curved wall enclosing a glazed entrance.
The key challenge on this project was to develop an understanding of the various Bewleys’ processes to ensure that the competing demands for production, storage, raw materials intake and dispatch could be reconciled into an efficient layout for the Client. Prior to planning to construct the new facility, Malone O’Regan worked with Bewleys on several feasibility studies to see how each of the processes could be improved by refurbishing and / or extending existing facilities and these studies were benched against the construction of the new facility.