An Italian firm sited on a large industrial estate in Crawley adjacent to Gatwick International Airport, wished to build upon its existing estate with a new facility for the making and packaging of their pasta product due to a high uptake in orders for clients such as Tesco and Sainsburys.
Axis Architecture was commissioned under a Design and Build arrangement to provide a new production and cold storage facility with office accommodation in the front of the building and the production area behind with associated blast freezers.
The new building has two main storeys providing a production area and changing facility on the first floor and a cold storage warehouse on the ground floor. To meet their demands, Pasta Reale decided to purchase and demolish an old dilapidated factory some 200 yards further along the road from their present production base.
There is a three storey office block situated on the front of the building providing internal passageways to the production and storage areas. The colours chosen throughout the design have been matched with Pasta Reale’s corporate colours and their existing building.
Client: Pasta Reale
Architect: Axis Architecture Ltd.
Main Contractor: TSL Projects Ltd
Structural Engineer: Alan Hutton Associates
Contract Value: £3.5M