Food Grade Premises
The availability of food grade premises for production is an ever present barrier for manufacturers. ‘Standard’ business units can be converted to conform to food and environmental health standards but this can be expensive and incurs ongoing costs to maintain them. These costs inhibit manufactures’ growth by drawing cash away from investment opportunities.
The Forum can provide manufacturers with modern and cost amenable food grade premises at Southglade Food Park and at Leicester Food Park. Units on these sites conform to the highest food standards, including BRC Grade A, and meet the latest environmental health legislation. Various sized units are provided to enable start-up and growth manufacturers to fulfil their production requirements in the safe knowledge that maintenance costs will be minimised.
Through its extensive business network, The Forum can also direct you to food manufacturers that have spare production capacity at their sites. This is a valuable opportunity for those manufacturers trying to deal with peak production activity or looking for temporary solutions whilst refitting production lines.
The Forum also maintains a small demonstration kitchen at Southglade Food Park. This facility has proven to be extremely useful for test runs of new products, as it eliminates the need for production change-overs, as well as small scale production capacity for short runs.
As the creator the first public/private food park in the UK, The Forum has unique expertise and knowledge to provide valuable feasibility studies on behalf of both the public and private sector. The Forum has conducted many studies, including Leicester City Food Park and Everards Food Park. If you want to learn more about our capabilities, please contact our Commercial Manager.