Hygienic Floor for Food Technology Centre

by Jane Shepherd - Date: 2008-09-03 - Word Count: 515 Share This!

A new food- technology centre, designed to support artisan food and drink production, has started out on a good footing with the installation of a Flowcrete floor.

Cumbria's new Food Technology Centre - recently opened by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh and developed by the Distinctly Cumbrian business support programme - has been designed to help smaller food and drink producers move towards growth and larger scale production.

It provides facilities that bridge the gap between home kitchen and factory unit, housing several businesses in the Centre full time, while other units will be available on a more flexible basis for seasonal production or to deal with peak orders.

Located close to Penrith, the £1.5 million development has been funded by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and the European Rural Development Fund, through Cumbria Rural Enterprise Agency (CREA).

Flowcrete approved contractor, Quattro Contracting - located a stone's throw from the new Centre - applied a state-of-the-art hygienic floor at the site.

The Quattro team applied Flowcrete Flowfresh HF - a flooring system that is geared up to the unique needs of food production - throughout all the units.

A special additive is locked into the Flowfresh floor and emits silver ions which kill bacteria. This additive, Polygiene¬(r) is capable of controlling salmonella, E-coli and many other types of bacteria and yeast on contact - a major step forward in fighting the spread of potentially harmful bugs.

 Alan Dean, sales director of Flowcrete, said: "The unique hygienic qualities, coupled with tremendous abrasion resistance, slip-resistance and durability, ensure the system measures up to the tough and uncompromising demands of the food sector, not only in the kitchens but also in the storage and packing areas."

Quattro also applied coving and drainage to support the floor's function. Company spokesman Ian Thompson, said: "This was a great project to be involved in as it is a tremendous investment in the area and into growing businesses - and the floor looks fantastic."



Notes to Editors

The Food Technology Centre contains six professionally-equipped kitchens as well as other areas to support growing food and drink businesses.  Further information can be found at http://www.cumbriafoodtechnology.co.uk


For further information please contact Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR, on 01538 308685 or email: jane@shepherd-pr.com

Flowcrete UK Ltd

The Flooring Technology Centre

Booth Lane,




CW11 3QF


Visit us on the web at http://www.flowcrete.co.uk for the UK and flowcrete.com for global details.



Flowcrete UK is part of Flowcrete Group Ltd - a world leader in the supply of specialist flooring for commercial and industrial buildings. With 30 offices worldwide and 12 manufacturing plants globally. Flowcrete's aim is to transform environments with its innovative specialist flooring products. These include decorative seamless resins, waterproof car park decking, resin terrazzo, seamless anti microbial flooring, corrosion protection, self-levelling cements, underfloor heating and acoustic systems. Flowcrete is using its global expertise to introduce environmentally friendly, hygienic and aesthetically attractive floors to create a better and more sustainable world at our feet.


Since April 2008, Flowcrete Group plc has become part of RPM International Inc, a multinational holding company floated on the New York Stock Exchange with subsidiaries that manufacture and market high-performance coatings, sealants and speciality chemicals.


Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR 01538 308685 mobile 07985 129315.






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