Project involved

In-House Design

Project Management


White Walling, Resin Flooring & Drainage

MEP Consultancy & Installation

The brief

Edwards, The Welsh Butcher was established over 35 years ago in the beautiful landscape of North Wales. With numerous awards, including “Britain’s Best Butcher” and “Best Butchers Shop in Wales”, the owners set out to expand their current facilities to enable further product development and greater production space to supply their many customers successfully.

However, with very little experience in a project of this nature, the directors realised they would need support to ensure their new factory facilities were built to a high standard as well as delivered within their budget and delivery timescales. With this in mind they began to look into finding a suitable and experienced partner for their upcoming project.

Our solution

Edwards approached Oakley as like themselves we pride ourselves with values such as honesty, trustworthiness and delivering quality to every client till the very end. With a positive and collaborative relationship from the start we were able to work with Edwards through very challenging times due to inflation and the covid pandemic.

Our turnkey approach meant that the directors of Edwards were able to focus on their business operations knowing that the construction of their new factory facility was in safe hands. Using our years of knowledge and experience we managed the project from the very start working with architects and designers to ensure the spec of the build was to a high standard.

The Edwards brand expresses a family business passionate about creating quality award-winning products which have now become household favourites to families in North Wales and beyond. We understand that their new factory would be an extension of their brand and we set high expectations to ensure the finished project exemplified this and is a facility they can be proud of.


The new factory included:

  • New production line
  • 2 fridges and a chilled goods store
  • Freezer and blast freezer
  • Bacon slicer room
  • Chipping/decanting room
  • Mezzanine for dry goods storage
  • NPD kitchen
  • Changing rooms and washroom
  • Offices, board room and canteen areas


From visiting the factory 2 years after it was built you can see that Edwards has taken a huge step forward with the growth of their business.

With a successful busy production area still looking as good as new you can see how their product development has taken their brand to the next level in the meat industry.

It was great to work with Edwards on this project and is exciting to watch their brand continue to grow and develop. We look forward to supporting them with their future development plans!

We needed a partner that had the experience to take on this project and deliver it in a way that was professional and to a high standard. Oakley certainly delivered on all fronts. I stepped away from the project very quickly as I knew I was in safe hands.

Founder & Master Butcher

Edwards The Welsh Butcher

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