“I need to expand but I don’t know where to start!” – How our approach transforms your vision into a finished factory facility…

22 May 2023

You may know you need to expand your factory facilities due to ongoing business growth but also not know where to start. Due to inexperience or not having enough time you may find the prospect of expansion extremely daunting and overwhelming.

There are many things to consider…

  • The space you need to cope with increased production levels.
  • Whether you are going to extend your current facility or look for a new building.
  • Will you need to apply for planning permission.
  • How you would like your new factory to be laid out.
  • Who can supply drawings for how you would like the new factory to be built.
  • Who can take on the duty of being principle contractor and designer along with the responsibilities and potential risks that brings.
  • How much the project is going to cost.
  • How you are going to fund the project.
  • Who can project manage the construction site.
  • Who can carry out the elements of work involved in the project.
  • Who will take care of costs if they start to spiral out of control.

And so on!

How we help

The journey can be different for everyone depending on the size and nature of your project, but our turnkey approach means that we take care of the entire process from scoping out and design right through to handover.

We will start with a meeting with you to explore what your plans are for the growth of the business, how you want to get there and ascertain whether we are the right partner for you. We understand that our approach isn’t right for everyone, and we are always honest if we don’t think we can help you.

If you choose Oakley as your partner, we will always begin with a concept design/planning phase or a detailed design phase. Once happy with the design and you are confident in our turnkey approach, we can then proceed with the building and fitting out of your new food factory according to the detailed design. This enables you to completely step back from the project, allowing you to focus on running and growing your business, knowing it’s in safe hands. Learn more about our 3-phase approach here

Oakley’s strong reputation is built on solid food factory design experience coupled with a unique turnkey approach that removes the stress and risks from food factory expansion. Get in touch with us for a no-obligation chat about your plans and we’ll advise what we think is best for you.