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Farmfoods Distributions HQ: A1 (SR1) Combi SL1

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Project Summary

Lochrin Bain were appointed manufacturer of choice for the 2020 perimeter security requirements on Braithwaite Groups latest Mega Shed project for Farmfoods Ltd. Founded over 60 years ago from a butcher shop in Aberdeen, Farmfoods today Employs close to 4000 staff with over 300 shop locations across the UK, from its new Cumbernauld HQ. The projected consisted of a new 240,000 sq ft warehouse, to house one of the largest freezers in the country along with ambient storage facility of over 130,000 sq ft and new Grade A office space for headquarter staff. From the outset of the 52-week build, Lochrin Bain worked with Braithwaite to ensure a specification that offered their client a peace of mind 25 year guarantee while keeping to the original budget. During initial conversations, it was identified that the new LPS1175 Issue 8: A1 certified Combi SL1 Palisade system would be the perfect choice. Alter Landscapes based at Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire were awarded the supply and installation of the fencing package with several hundred metres of fencing and various gates supplied and installed.

The Challenges

Initially specified as a standard Palisade fence design, the main challenge was persuading stakeholders that a new and improved alternative to a traditional front fixed Palisade was available and that this LPCB certified product had major advantages.

The Specification

The fence manufactured at Lochrin Bain’s production facility near Glasgow is one of several new LPS 1175 security rated fencing systems that went live in 2020. The NEW patented LPS1175 Issue 8: A1 (SR1) Combi™ SL1 Palisade system certified by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) at BRE uses Lochrin Bains unique vee slot design where pales pass vertically through the horizontal rails prior to being secured by counter sunk security rated fittings.

The Results

Collaboration between Lochrin Bain, Alter Landscapes and Braithwaite Group on their largest delivered contract to date ensured the fencing package towards the end of the 52-week build was completed on time and within budget. The new Farmfoods HQ and warehouse which runs parallel to the Lochrin Bain production facility is an excellent example of the next generation on Palisade fencing being used to secure a critical food distribution hub.

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