D McGhee + Son Bakery, Glasgow

D McGhee + Sons Bakery was founded in 1936 by Dugald McGhee at the original bakehouse in Oran Street, Maryhill, Glasgow.  The Company expanded and moved in 1969 to a custom built premises in Murano Street, Maryhill which was fitted at the time with the latest in bakery plant technology and also a custom built workshop for the maintaining of company vehicles.

With a reputation for top quality products McGhee’s continued to grow and extend into the catering trade whilst continuing to service their core customers locally with fresh morning goods.  Company growth meant that by now, they were providing products across the central belt of Scotland and the directors commitment meant a further move to state of the art premises at the M8 Food Park in June 2005.

Phase 3 is the second major expansion of those facilities allowing the Bakery to increase its production significantly and provide new products to the market.  The 1890m2 extension involved the downtaking of a previous smaller extension and the addition of a food production area and a 3 storey tower housing office and ancillary accommodation as well as an upgrade to existing services.  Work was completed in April 2017.

The project presented several challenges and in particular the need to alter and extend the existing facility while ensuring that the 24/7 production operation continued uninterrupted.  This was achieved by careful project management and continuous dialogue with client, contractor and design team to ensure the focus remained on the common goal and disruptions were kept to a minimum.

The building comprises of a steel portal frame to the production facility and 3 storey tower with in-situ concrete flooring.  The external envelope consisted of Eurobond composite cladding panels and facing brick, with a single ply composite Kingspan roof panel.  Within the production hall the surfaces are clad with either stainless steel or food safe cladding.

Client:D McGhee + Sons Bakery Ltd
Location:Keppochill Drive,Glasgow
Contractor:Bell Building Projects Ltd
Contract Value:c. £3.5m
Completed:April 2017