Organic Feed Mill Expansion
The development of a new feed mill, additional cold store and packing room at AUS Organics and Kialla Foods, has provided another step in the growth of this pioneering organic business located south of Toowoomba.
Organic grains are continuing to be more accessible to people for various applications. With the investment of $2.5m in new buildings and $11m in a state of the art mill shows the maturity of this market.
icubed consulting are proud to be associated with Kialla and their latest development. We look to continue to support the growth of the organic food market by providing resourceful building design, engineering, and project management for this industries growing infrastructure requirements.
The feed mill required the demolition of half of an old timber structure, and provided a new 10 m high building to house a vertical feed mill. Being grain based, vermin proofing of the external building and dust proofing of the internal building placed the wall cladding on the inside of the structural frame, requiring considerable thought and detailing.
Coordination with the feed mill project manager was important to ensure the plant was able to be fitted into the building as it was constructed, and that wall penetrations were clearing structural members.
The cold room and suspended packing floor were merged with the older existing structure to connect with the current plant and product flow. Food grade compliance with flooring, framing, flashing, draining and lighting, were all part of the cold store requirements.
The cold store and office have provided further capacity for the business, providing a professional office facility for staff. Further upgrades occurred for fire services, sewerage treatment and electrical supply for the project.
icubed project managed the delivery of this construction over a 6 month period.