The expansion involved the construction of a state-of-the-art €13m bottling line, a new 75-unit tank farm with a total storage capacity of 16.5 million litres, and a 7,000 square metre high-bay warehouse on the existing site. The new bottling hall construction consisted of long-span steel trusses to give clear production spaces into which new bottling technology with associated large-volume conveyors could be installed within a very short time period. The wet process environment required significant internal and external drainage to facilitate cleaning operations.
The existing site had evolved organically over time but this was a significant expansion of the existing operations. Due to the high volume nature of the expansion ensuring efficient truck movements on the site while accommodating the existing site layout was a critical part of the design with the access roads, loading bays and trailer parking areas all designed and constructed to a new Masterplan for the site which allowed for future expansion.