Willmott Dixon to deliver £9m Broadland Food Innovation Centre

Willmott Dixon has already been appointed to provide the £9.1m Broadland Foods Innovation Center, a joint partnership between Broadland District Council and the brand new Anglia LEP. The brand new center will be in the centre of the meals Enterprise Recreation area outside Norwich and facilitates the development of local drink and food firms in your community.

Procured utilizing the Scape framework, the task includes two linked buildings, that may house 13 individual devices installed out to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) food hygiene quality. The look incorporates a landscaped ‘natural street’ at the center of both buildings with a band street for tenants to gain access to their units. A focal Hub area will undoubtedly be used to bridge any office and production spaces, providing a shared region for tenants to utilize the test cooking area and sensory tasting areas for product growth.

The buildings have already been made to the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ environment standard and through the use of a range of Photovoltaic (PVs) panels, will harness the sun’s power for electricity era.

Chris Tredget, handling director at Willmott Dixon for the northern Houses Counties and east area, said:

“We have been delighted to possess been appointed to provide the meals Innovation Centre, that will provide fantastic facilities to the neighborhood thriving refreshments industry. Completed once, the centre is a great add-on to the neighborhood area with top quality facilities to greatly help local companies expand and grow. We’re quite definitely seeking to starting on site ahead.” 

Broadland District Council portfolio holder Jo Copplestone mentioned:

“It is a exciting time for the district really. The Food Innovation Center shall give us the chance help brand-new and existing businesses, nurture new concepts and enable us to procedure even more of Norfolk’s agricultural result locally, minimising food kilometers and helping the surroundings.” 

Tag Robinson, SCAPE group leader, said:

Having an increased significance on buying local, expense in commercial services that support our drink and food manufacturers – a lot of whom are usually SMEs, is vital to allow them to create and keep speed with requirement. Placing sustainability in the centre of the centre’s style, through the inclusion of natural spaces and the usage of solar power for instance, is making certain we perform this in a manner that also decreases carbon emissions and can make better usage of natural funds.”