The Bread Factory is London’s leading bread and artisan bakery, with many awards to their name such as 13 gold stars at the Guild of Fine Foods Great Taste Awards. With these awards to their name it is no wonder The Bread Factory are the chosen supplier for bread to the Queens home of residence.
The Bread Factory required a large loading bay area so that vehicles could drop off and pick up goods under protection, this would help keep the product and staff protected.
The main challenge of this project was the buildings shape, there were many recessed areas along the building and every recess posed a new dimension/gap. So the area required a system that could accommodate these different sizes. Plus, they wanted the area to be free of posts at the supporting end, totally free flowing with no obstructions.
Another challenge was getting the canopy at the correct height in order to allow the vehicles to pull up to the loading bays and load and unload goods.
The system we recommended for this particular project was our Connekt canopy system. We used various steel brackets, frames and fixings all of which were bespoke manufactured and designed. Our surveyor plotted the canopy out with precise measurements, highlighting any areas that needed special attention.
Our in-house structural engineer designed the bespoke system that would allow maximum projection with the height required whilst keeping the system below the upstairs offices window line so not to restrict any views.
Our cantilevered system was imperative to this project as easy access to the loading area was of great importance when considering the function and design of the canopy as the Connekt system is free of posts.
The Bread Factory canopy was completed on time and is in full use as a busy loading bay area for the company. The end result being a completely bespoke system with the required projection and length needed to make full use of the award area.
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The Bread Factory
Garrick Road Industrial Estate