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Robinsons demolish and rebuild Woodcock Farm a new potato store following a devastating fire

In April 2016 Woodcock farm in Rothley, Leicester suffered an unfortunate and devastating fire that destroyed their existing potato store.

Robinson Structures were contacted by Woodcock Farm’s James Barber for advice and to tender for the demolition of the existing building, and construction of a replacement box potato store. Edward Gregory, Sales Director visited the site to meet with James and to assess the extent of the buildings damage.

Unfortunately the fire damage was extensive and the building was a total loss. But Edward listened to James’ needs and used his expert knowledge to make suggestions and recommendations for the new building. James was so impressed he selected Robinsons to undertake the demolition and construction of the new building.

Utilising extremely efficient insulated composite panels and pre-stressed concrete retaining panels, the new ambient potato store is being constructed to ensure it can hold crops for selling in its farm shop all year round.

Robinsons work package included; demolition of existing steel structure, foundations, drainage, steel frame, insulated claddings, concrete wall panels, doors and electrical installation and a new floor slab.

The potato store is due to be completed by September 2016, in time for this year’s new crops. We wish Woodcock Farm all the best for the future.