By appointment to her majesty the queen - manufacturer of steel framed buildings A.C Bacon Engineering Ltd


Suffolk store takes shape...

A. C. Bacon are pleased to be working with Thurlow Nunn Standen Ltd (TNS) at Avenue Farm, Icklingham, Suffolk, on an extension for Elveden Farms Ltd.

This phase 4 extension connects to an existing onion store that was built by A. C. Bacon in 2005 and completes a pair of 60m x 78m double span stores at the site.

The building is of portal frame design with over 100 tonnes of steel sections; cladding is composite panels to meet insulation requirements and the high humidity environment for onion storage. The gutter will be a plastisol coated box gutter with square section downpipes.

The building is split into two storage areas with an air plenum along the centre line, split at mid position for access between areas.

The two halves of the air plenum are fed from two external plant rooms, one at each end of the building. The plant rooms house equipment to maintain a controlled storage environment, further helped by 40 Nº∙ mechanically operated stacked louvres.

Access will be from the existing building by way of a new A. C. Bacon insulated sectional door and 12 Nº∙ steel personnel doors.

TNS are agricultural agents based in Risby, near Bury St. Edmunds, and have worked closely with A. C. Bacon on many projects.

Elveden Farms Ltd is owned by the Guinness family and at 22,500 acres is the largest lowland UK arable farm in a ring fence. Alongside farming, the estate comprises multiple business enterprises including produce marketing, Christmas trees, instant hedges, a Courtyard Shopping complex and the Elveden Inn country pub.

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