Costa Roastery

New Build Roastery
Nouvelle installation de torréfaction
Context & Issues

As part of its UK and international strategic growth, Costa invested £38 million in the construction of a new, 85,695sq ft (7,961m²) state of the art coffee roasting and logistics facility, which includes storage, transport, training and office facilities as well as the roasting plant. The building incorporates sustainable technologies including solar thermal technology, rainwater harvesting and full LED lighting and achieved BREEAM Outstanding accreditation.
Artelia was involved from concept design stage, working as Financial Controller and Construction Project Manager to manage the Development Agreement for the build of the shell and core by Prologis.
On practical completion of the shell, Artelia took over the site to manage the complex fit-out of roasting, packing and racking equipment, offices, laboratory and product testing area and the new training academy. 
There was no off-the-shelf solution for the design and delivery of Costa’s roasting facility. We adopted a project management gateway approach, involving design verification checks, phased employer sign-offs, value engineering, risk and safety management workshops to maintain the direction of the project, manage variations and compliance with food safe regulations. A full-time Artelia commercial manager was embedded in the team to retain focus on budget, costs, financial benefits and contingency spend.
The Roastery achieved practical completion on 23rd December 2016, to budget and programme.

Project characteristics

The building received BREEAM Outstanding accreditation and was shortlisted in the BREEAM Industrial Awards category against five other global landmark buildings.
Costa The Roastery won the 2017 Eastern Region Constructing Excellence Project of the Year and Value Awards.