Britvic manufacturing site sees completion of multimillion-pound transformation

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Leeds-based Morris & Spottiswood has completed the latest phase of a major multimillion-pound transformation at Britvic’s Rugby manufacturing site.

Key elements of the latest £2.4m construction project involved the complete fit-out of a new portal frame warehouse. This included a roof-mounted plant deck, a cantilever canopy over a goods yard and a new toilet block. It also saw an M&E HVAC installation to enable a new production line.

A broader £1.4m project saw a full range of mechanical and electrical services for the refurbishment of the Automated Goods Vehicle area.

Work on the projects involved complex service installations and major civil engineering projects with a full range of M&E and refurbishment services. As well as this design and build projects were delivered across the plant, including drink production lines, office areas and warehouses.

Morris & Spottiswood further worked alongside Britvic’s appointed designer delivering a full refurbishment to office space on site. The £300,000 project was undertaken in a live environment requiring careful scheduling and health and safety planning.

Britvic Project Engineering Manager Adam Hartley said: “Morris & Spottiswood played a major part in helping us deliver one of the most transformational projects ever undertaken within Britvic. The final result at Rugby will be a fantastic showcase for M&S to demonstrate to future partners and represents the excellent business relationship we have had.”

The construction company has now delivered seven separate projects at the Rugby-based facility in a cluster contract lasting more than two years.

Morris & Spottiswood Director, Spencer Lee said since securing the position of Britvic’s preferred construction services supplier the firm kick-started a major overhaul to maximise output capacity and increase production lines.

“Our in-house management teams and key account managers have been fully embedded with Britvic’s project teams throughout each project,” said Mr Lee. “This close communication enabled us to master each brief and ensure management decisions could be made quickly and efficiently. All work was programmed on a flexible basis to ensure minimal disruption. We continue to collaborate with Britvic’s project team, in line with our Key Account Management (KAM) strategy, to achieve their vision for the site and UK portfolio, delivering state of the art facilities.”