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Farmfoods has work in store for ISD

Farmfoods head of property development Willie Scanlon (left) with ISD special projects division director Richard Bowden at the site

UK: Gloucester-based cold store specialist ISD Solutions has started work on a major Scottish distribution centre for frozen food supermarket chain Farmfoods.

The 17,000m² distribution centre, near Farmfoods headquarters in Cumbernauld, will be divided into three parts – a -22ºC freezer, a +4ºC chiller and an ambient storage area.

The cold store will require 29,000m² of Kingspan composite panel, 15% ambient rooflight coverage, and a one-hour fireproof separation wall.

Gloucester-based ISD Solutions commenced work on the North Lanarkshire project this month and expect to finish work in early September.

It is not the first time that the two companies have worked together. In 2014, ISD Solutions created a freezer, chiller and dry storage distribution centre of similar size at a Farmfoods site in Avonmouth near Bristol – close to ISD’s home in Gloucester.

Farmfoods, which started life in Aberdeen during the 1950s, has its headquarters in Cumbernauld, right next to the new distribution centre, which will also house its new offices.

The family-owned retailer employs close to 4,000 staff and runs more than 300 shops, offering a range of branded and value frozen, grocery and everyday products, throughout the UK.

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