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
- 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
What our clients are saying
The design team Apollo assembled was first rate and contributed significantly to what has proven to be a first class facility. Apollo’s performance in managing this design process was also to a very high standard. Apollo certainly excels in the incorporation of buildability and construction input into the design process. This ensured that the majority of the design issues were clarified prior to the construction phase on site.
Apollo Projects were the most outstanding company to deal with. From the initial discussion to the completion of the project they were amazingly professional, very open, transparent and honest and prepared to go the extra yard to make sure all parties were fully informed. Not only that, we were finished a month early and under budget…
The professionalism that Apollo have shown throughout the Edendale Redline upgrade is to be commended. Their attention to detail ensured that the quality of workmanship from all trade staff involved met the food safety standards required as well as stepwise innovative improvement which met Fonterra’s strategy to be “The World’s most trusted source of dairy nutrition.” This project had a challenging time constraint window which Apollo managed extremely well, and now the site has one of the best redlines in the country.
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.
This project has been completed in about a third of the time it normally takes to design, plan and build a major police station. It’s been an outstanding effort from everyone involved. This is a very different environment from the premises we’ve occupied in the past. It’s modern, spacious and high-tech – and having so many of our staff on one site is encouraging us all to work more collaboratively.
I am delighted to say that Apollo rose to the challenge and delivered a turnkey solution on time and within budget. They pulled out all the stops.