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Kettle Foods Potato Intake Building, Norfolk

Investment in infrastructure for future growth was behind the decision for Kettle Foods to expand its Norfolk headquarters with the addition of a £2.7million potato intake building.


The project saw the relocation and upgrade of Kettle Foods’ entire potato reception process along with the introduction of a new potato intake and grading building.


Having historically been involved in a number of alterations to the existing Kettle Foods factory, Alcock Lees acted as the main consulting civil and structural engineer to design the new potato intake building, drainage and external hardstandings.


The vast new structure was required to house a bulk trailer bay, new potato grading equipment, an optical separator, and a barrel washing machine for cleaning potatoes as they arrive on site.

About the project

With a passion for Norfolk provenance (Kettle Foods has been making crisps in Norfolk for 30 years using potatoes grown 30 miles from the factory), Alcock Lees was appointed as part of a design team to handle the structural and civil elements of the build.

The client’s brief was to have minimal internal columns in the warehouse building to maximise space for plant and equipment. Therefore, Alcock Lees incorporated a long clear span portal framed structure, which is efficient for enclosing large volumes and ideal for industrial and commercial applications.


The building was completed to coincide with Kettle Foods’ 30th birthday; a fitting milestone to ensure that Norwich remains the home of Kettle Foods for many more years to come.


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