Skip to content

Case Studies

Masteroast Coffee Co. Ltd, New Warehouse

​One of the largest UK coffee importers and roasters, Masteroast Coffee Co. Ltd (Masteroast), had the desire to expand its operations in Peterborough through the development of a new 1,174m warehouse with a three-storey office block to support the company’s continued growth.

The client was also keen to explore the use of renewables and Low Zero Carbon (LZC) technology and specifically requested a review of potential biogas from recovered coffee chaff, Photovoltaic (PV) on the roof and Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) systems.

To assist, we were appointed direct to the client to provide high-level mechanical & electrical (MEP) performance design for the development, with room data sheets including public utility searches and strategy approach for tender to deal with the standard MEP elements. As per the clients’ request, our services also included a LZC report and appraisal for heat source with a focus on innovative approach and developed a more detailed and definitive list of three options to deal with the more added value MEP elements.

The three-storey office is arranged over ground, first and second floor levels and benefits circulation, stair core, storage and office and meeting rooms with WCs and a kitchenette.

The office element was designed both physically and in the services element with versatility in mind to allow for the subletting of the upper two floors individually should the client decide to do so. Lighting within the warehouse needed detailed review and coordination due to the height of the warehouse being c.16m and the presence of forklift vehicles and high bay racking.

An ASHP system was designed alongside roof mounted PV panels and we have ensured allowances are in place for future development of the adjacent site areas.

Now complete, the £1.5m facility based in Fengate industrial district can store 2,500 pallets and focuses on the delivery of its online orders. Furthermore, the new development has enabled the protection of existing jobs and also allowed for the creation of a further 20 jobs over 12 months.