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T-A-P unveil Kirkcudbright food processing factory

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February 9 2015

T-A-P unveil Kirkcudbright food processing factory
Taylor Architecture Practice has undertaken a £3.5m refurbishment and extension of a food processing factory in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, on behalf of Castle MacLellan Foods.

Fronted by an ‘expressive’ new entrance building, obscuring the bulk of expanded industrial structures behind, the new-look factory delivers both improved access and increased capacity.

In their design statement T-A-P observe: “A major flaw in the layout of the original factory was the obscured staff/visitor entrance, accessed deep into the site, via the yard area used frequently by heavy goods vehicles and forklifts. We proposed a new entrance and reception area addressing Dee Walk and segregating the factory from the pedestrian traffic.

“Clad in inexpensive 'industrial' materials it nonetheless has a dynamic and distinctive profile. Where the cranked geometry of the bridge element meets the orthogonal geometry of the reception building large glass panels provide views out to the river. Below this, a load bearing concrete plinth resolves the structural complexities. Glowing reglit panels will greet the night-shift staff.”

Photography by David Barbour
A degree of separation has been introduced between the factory floor and main entrance
A degree of separation has been introduced between the factory floor and main entrance
Metal panels and reglit cladding maintain an industrial aesthetic
Metal panels and reglit cladding maintain an industrial aesthetic

Modifications have been carried out throughout the factory
Modifications have been carried out throughout the factory

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