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Gloucester-based ISD Solutions starts work on new Oatly factory

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13 May 2022

Coldstore and composite panel specialist ISD Solutions has started work on a new factory for Oatly, the world’s largest oat drink company.

Working for main contractor IFP Construction, Gloucester-based ISD Solutions will supply and install more than 45,000 square metres of panels at the site in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. due to open early next year.

When complete, the facility will be one of the world’s largest plant-based diary factories, with the capacity to produce 300 million litres of oat drink per year.

ISD’s work is due for completion in mid-October and will see the installation of 46,759 square metres of insulation panels – the equivalent of six and a half football pitches.

With a fire rating of both 30 and 60 minutes where required, the panels will be completed with steel trims supplied by ISD’s factory in Gloucester, with fixings, sealants and other items supplied by the company’s network of strategic partners.

Two project managers and two site managers will oversee the implementation of work planned by ISD’s in-house design team, who have used BIM software to produce 3D construction drawings.

Labour will come from the company’s recently acquired labour division, Midlands firm S.Tysoe Installations.

Tony Wall, managing director of ISD Solutions, a trading division of The P&M Group, said the project was an opportunity to demonstrate its ability to support sustainable and eco-friendly industry.

“The use of high quality environmentally considered materials can make a significant reduction on a facility’s energy demands, as well as its lifespan and long-term efficiency,” he said.

“ISD Solutions believes that expert installation and quality of materials and fixings is paramount in creating a building which not only performs but lasts.

“So we are delighted to have been chosen to work with Oatly and IFP Construction on this project."

Roger Antrobus, site project director for IFP Construction, said: “We have been working with ISD on this large-scale project for the past four months. They have been exceptionally helpful from the start, and a pleasure to work with.”


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Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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