Probiotics International

Lopen Head, Somerset

58,000 sqft industrial units for B1, B2 and B8 uses

The first phase of development for Probiotics was completed in early 2010 with the opening of a new 15,000 sq ft manufacturing building. Probiotics International manufacture animal and human welfare ‘probiotics’ within a clean room environment. The accommodation is housed within a conventional but bespoke steel frame design with high level cellular compartmentation for the manufacturing process. All internal surfaces are specified to a food hygiene standard and are durable to withstand the forklift traffic that facilitates internal distribution. A complex fire risk strategy was required to satisfy Building Regulations because of the high percentage of airborne dust particles found within the atmosphere from the powders used in the manufacturing process. The layout within the cleanrooms are designed to ensure a good workflow for both the products and personnel to prevent cross-contamination.

The second phase development is a 10,700 sq ft building required for additional production space to enable the manufacturing of animal welfare products to be separated from human welfare products. This provided significantly more site storage for manufactured goods that are made to customer order.

The third phase, a new production building, completed in 2018 provide an additional 32,300 sq ft of production and office space adjacent to the existing headquarters.