Datrys has been appointed as Civil and Structural Engineers for a multi-million pound investment plan announced by South Caernarfon Creameries. The project will extend the cheese production facilities of South Caernarfon Creameries and will entail the conversion of part of the present Cheese Store into a Production Area.
A high care area will be created and meet stringent food safety standards. A 10m high fire wall will also be constructed and Datrys has designed the barrier in such a way as to minimise additional fire protection to the existing structure.
New floor structures will be suspended from the roof of the steel frame and carry equipment. For this, Datrys modelled the existing structure and distributed the new loads in order to avoid over-stressing it.
A new pumped drainage system will carry wash-down from the production area to the on-site treatment works.
Advent are acting on this project as Project Managers for SCC, with Ap Thomas providing the architectural design and Hoare Lea the building services.