Food processing design & construction

We are specialists in food processing construction and design.

Apollo are experts in the design and build of food processing facilities, from poultry, meat and aquaculture processing plants to bakeries, food grade production and nutraceutical labs. 

As food processing design & construction specialists, we consider everything that affects the timing and cost of your project, not just the exterior building.

For all of our food processing design & construction projects we address the challenges presented by:

  • Resource & building consent applications
  • Reducing supply chain costs through intelligent design 
  • Sustainability 
  • Wastewater treatment 
  • Structural, thermal & hygiene building design 
  • Fire protection 
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or HASOP processes 
  • Process & storage risk 
  • Chiller, freezer & controlled atmosphere solutions 
  • Process flow design & systems 
  • Coordination with process vendor & system operators 
  • Rising energy costs 
  • Health & Safety both in the project delivery and the workplace

Apollo has a diverse working knowledge of the various production techniques utilised in food processing facilities. From a one-off production to batch, mass and continuous flow production, Apollo understands what is required when designing fit-for-purpose and efficient process-intensive buildings.

Whether it's pressurised hygiene zones, HEPA filtration, floor protection, innovative coving and skirting solutions, waste disposal, drainage, refrigeration or piped services – we understand what materials work best in certain environments and the impact this can have on the construction project feasibility for food grade buildings. We are constantly exploring and utilising new and emerging technologies for food grade and cleanroom environments for our food processing construction projects.

extensions and refurbishments


Santa Rosa Foods

The new 2600m2 chicken processing facility for Santa Rosa Foods is the first Design & Build project, and the first building to be constructed, within the exciting new  Waterloo Business Park development near Christchurch Airport.

This specialist facility contains a variety of processing and storage areas
including raw and cooked production areas, two freezers, nine chillers and four

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food processing design

French Bakery

This 2300m2 bakery facility centres around a large open plan production space for a state-of-the-art Smartline automated pastry machine.

The food grade process areas include ingredients, storage, preparation, oven
room and a 100% humidity steam prover.

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food processing design


Xtend-Life’s new international head office and nutraceutical production facility  was  designed  and  constructed  by  Apollo  Projects  and  was completed in March 2013.

A key objective in the design of the 1,810m2 facility was to optimise the efficiency of the production areas, creating clear, safe process flows while eliminating unnecessary product movements.

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food processing design

Independent Processing Services

This greenfield sheep processing plant in Rakaia involved the construction of a multi-level slaughter board and processing building, covered sheep yards, a chiller facility and an administration and amenities building.

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Bon Accord

Apollo managed the design and construction of this cleanroom environment within an existing facility for the manufacture of powdered drink products.

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food processing design

What our clients are saying

In all our dealings with Apollo they always acted with the upmost integrity and professionalism. From taking the project brief to consultation with all key stakeholders within our organisation Apollo certainly played a significant role in ensuring that the project was a complete success from every angle.
Regional ManagerNew Zealand CouriersCentral North Island