AKP required Harrison to develop a state-of-the-art storage and grading plant to complement facilities which process and distribute potatoes in the UK and overseas. In 2011 we built a 3,200-square metre chilled potato store incorporating five individual stores capable of holding 8,000 tonnes of potatoes. The project was built over a very short time scale to ensure its readiness for the potato harvest in September, without compromising on the quality of the build.
Harrison also constructed a new 4,000-square feet, two-storey office building to accommodate AKP’s continued expansion. The premises included a boardroom, fully furnished kitchen, large open-plan offices and several individual office areas. The building was finished to a high standard, incorporating many unique features specified by the client, including an American Walnut staircase with stainless steel handrails.
Richard Arundel, Managing Director at AKP, said: “AKP have worked with Harrison on previous developments, including projects undertaken on behalf of many of our grower clients, and we know that they provide consistent quality and reliability.”