Work has begun this week on the construction of a €50.5 million state of the art roastery facility in Basildon, Essex. VolkerFitzpatrick are constructing the 85,000ft2 facility at the Prologis Park Basildon, where it will become the global roasting facility for Costa, the UK’s favourite coffee shop.
Works to the site include the construction of a single storey production unit which will house the company’s coffee bean roasting ovens. A green bean silo area and three storey office accommodation will also be constructed inside the building. The new Basildon roastery will be capable of producing 45,000 tonnes of coffee beans every year once operations begin in early 2017.