Project Description


  • Energy savings via high-efficiency kitchen ventilation, cooling and steam systems.
  • Best-in-class hygiene safeguards product quality and worker wellbeing. Specialized drains efficiently remove fats, oils, solids and process water from sink stations, wash bays and machinery. Slop sinks facilitate deep cleaning procedures. Accessible grease traps aid maintenance staff.
  • Single-source accountability delivered savings vs. fragmented delivery.
  • Modular alternations flexibility futureproofs rapidly evolving operations.

Bespoke M&E Fit Out for Food Retail Unit

CLIENT: Major food retailer
SERVICES: AMD Design & Build and Principal Contractor.
SECTOR: Food Retail and Distribution

This was a bespoke 100,000 sq ft food production unit for a major high street food retailer. Work consisted of general and food processing centralized ventilation and distribution ductwork; process cooling air supplied via evaporators; Kitchen extract hood installations; Roof ventilation/smoke extract; Steam generation for process and wash down; Hydraulically segregated chilled water cooling installations; Chilled water cooling installation; Softened water for process; Domestic hot and cold services; Welfare waste and specialist kitchen drainage system; Spot cooling VRF, associated BMS and controls; Compressed air service; Access control / CCTV Data and IT; Lighting & Power; Fire Alarm.


This project aimed to optimize the client’s operations as well as sustainability performance through a bespoke M&E retrofit of their critical food production facility.

A tight 11-month schedule, required seamless collaboration on this mission-critical facility upgrade. Strict health and safety standards governed numerous systems.

  • Increase space and energy efficiencies through centralized plant design.
  • Enhance hygiene standards and food safety compliance with high-grade drainage, ventilation and utilities.
  • Futureproof the facility to support scalable production with modular systems.
  • Minimize lifetime ownership costs via holistic warranty program and reliable efficiency measures.
  • Drive a reduction in facility’s carbon footprint to strengthen sustainability leadership.


To satisfy the complex objectives, our cross-functional team employed a meticulous methodology:

  • Construction – Our Principal Contractor role delivered through safe, lean practices on schedule.
  • Commissioning – A scientific regimen proved each system against KPIs ahead of milestone handovers.
  • Knowledge Sharing – Weekly meetings facilitated collaboration with key onsite stakeholders.
  • Continuous Improvement – Daily huddles captured enhancements maintaining quality standards.
  • Post-Occupancy – Remote monitoring now optimizes performance through preventative servicing.