Phase One Kitchen Extension – Higgidy Pies, East Sussex

The Project

Higgidy Pies is extending its existing production facility to cope with rising demand for its popular, quality products by constructing a new building adjacent to the company’s current premises. As a result of this growth, Higgidy Pies is reconfiguring a large part of its existing production facility to incorporate this phased expansion. Phase 1 of this development was to extend the kitchen operation with the addition of a new workspace that incorporated 2 x new blast chillers and an extraction system designed to suit the required and specified needs of this development.


Design Solution

DCI designed and installed a powder coated extraction system to remove rejected hot air from the kitchen area utilising the sloping roof of the new kitchen. DCI was able to design a system that would meet with the demands of the specification and provide a comfortable working environment for the enlarged kitchen area. DCI also sized two blast chillers for the kitchen operation that were run via externally located condensing units. Equipment Used 2 x Williams WMBCF90C blast chiller rooms, with suitably sized Zanotti condensing units. 1 x Systemair MUB/T fan sized to suit the required extraction volumes connected to various powder coated ducting sections, inspection hatches and IRIS style dampers.



The delivery of a kitchen extension with associated ancillary equipment that will provide Higgidy Pies with the increase in production area that it sought, whilst ensuring a comfortable working environment for the company’s staff during and beyond the phased construction of their new premises.


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