Harrison Pitt Architects helped to deliver the UK’s largest egg-packing centre at Standlake in Oxfordshire. The £10.5 million, 82,500 sq ft facility has the ability to pack 4.4 million eggs per week to the UK’s leading supermarkets.
Harrison Pitt Architects was the lead consultant on the project for Noble Foods’ shell egg division, which supplies eggs to major retailers for their own brand products, as well as its own Happy Egg, Big & Fresh, and Eggs for Soldiers brands.
The facility, built by Clegg Food Projects, features specialist machinery that grades, sorts and packs the eggs before they are delivered to retailers. Noble Foods is the leading supplier of fresh eggs to the major retailers and each week individually grades, packs and delivers over 72 million eggs for its customers.
It already has two major egg-packing centres, one in Lincolnshire and one in Fife, Scotland, serving the North of England and North of the Border. Many of its eggs come from independent egg farms, in many cases, with hens and feed also supplied by Noble.