In early 2016, Bakkavor USA decided to relocate its management team from California to Charlotte, NC. DPR was engaged via Interior Architects to take part in a Design-Build, GMP project with shared savings. The project includes 11,000-sq.-ft. renovation of an existing research and development kitchen and showroom and the addition of 15 new offices and conference rooms. The 1,000 sq.-ft. kitchen included exhaust hood with ansel system, makeup air system, and split HVAC unit.
The phased renovation took place in Bakkavor’s operational and occupied facility and required close coordination with Bakkavor’s onsite safety and facility managers to ensure the safety of employees working adjacent to the construction site. DPR also planned all activities in accordance with the Food Processing facility’s schedule so that operations were not impacted.