Hine Labels Case Study

Expanding production facilities to future-proof an organisation.


The objective 

Hine Labels came to us with a problem – demand for their services was exceeding the capacity of their existing premises. More space was urgently needed to expand their production facilities and continue meeting demands as a leading supplier for label printing.  

This additional space was also required to future-proof the organisation and meet the industry shift towards digital printing. It was essential for us to work quickly to secure planning, carefully design, and manage the development of an extension to their facility that would successfully support the long-term trajectory of their business. 


The challenge  

After identifying a suitable brownfield site that was adjacent to their existing factory, we guided the client through the planning, design, and construction process. We quickly ran into issues with ground contamination and stability. To combat this, we scheduled ground remediation and strengthening works to ensure the steel-frame foundations could be installed seamlessly and safely.  

To effectively incorporate the existing premises into the new structure, we needed to carefully design the combined space to ensure maximum efficiency for the business moving forward.  


The solution 

For complete protection throughout, we used a JCT Design & Build Contract to link each liability to its responsible party. This removed a lot of the risk for the client. Everyone from principal and sub-contractors to structural engineers and architects had clear responsibilities and understood exactly what was expected from them in terms of timelines, budgets, and quality. We also used collateral warranties to create contractual links with other relevant third parties. 

Throughout, we chaired fortnightly progress meetings with the full design team. This gave us the opportunity to iron out quality and design issues quickly, minimising delays or errors on-site.  

Upon completion of the project, we obtained the necessary Building Control sign off to demonstrate the expanded factory meets all building regulations and standards.  

The outcome 

The new factory was successfully opened within an ambitious 14-week construction program. It also came in over £20k under the initial construction estimate. Thanks to the hard work of our own team and all the other suppliers and contractors involved, the client was able to have a quick and seamless return to full operations.  


“Joe Elwood was the Project Manager for our factory extension to our business premises. The whole process was well managed at all times with attention to detail, and effective liaison and communication with contractors and client. Effective financial controls were in place with regular updates. We found Joe a genuine pleasure to work with, we would definitely use Kelham Concept again, and would confidently recommend them.” 


Anita Hine, Managing Director


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