Agricultural development is where Harrison’s business was founded in 1946 and this specialism was the base for our initial growth, remaining at the core of the company’s operation ever since. With seven decades in agricultural design and construction, we are able to offer unrivalled expertise in this sector, combining timeless build qualities and a wealth of technical experience with an ability to adapt to the changing requirements of today’s farmers in an ever-evolving market.
Grainsby Farms Ltd
In 2008 Harrison constructed a 4,500- tonne pyramid grain store at Ashby-cum-Fenby. The project was subject to a compressed schedule but Harrison completed the scheme on-time whilst maintaining exacting standards. In 2013 Grainsby Farms appointed Harrison to build an additional 3,700-tonne store at Waithe House, near Grainsby, and obtain the necessary planning permission prior to work commencing.
Richard Haigh, Director at Grainsby Farms Ltd, said: “Harrison have completed a number of Grainsby Farms Ltd build projects to an excellent standard. We therefore had confidence in their ability and technical expertise to deliver a design solution that would provide the structural strength required for such a large bulk store. Furthermore they operated quickly and safely within a tight schedule between the emptying and demolition of the old storage building and the arrival of the new harvest. Despite a pressured situation they delivered their usual high quality with the friendly and approachable support which we have come to expect.”View the embedded image gallery online at:
G R Bletcher & Sons
G R Bletcher & Sons identified their North Moor Farm at Crowle for the introduction of a 5,000-tonne grain store featuring an advanced design and specification. The store was constructed and split into four individual storage areas and the building incorporated eco-friendly technology as part of the client’s key requirements.
One elevation of the building’s roof was fitted with photovoltaic cells to provide renewable energy and a small electric substation was built to accommodate the additional equipment. Harrison oversaw the construction of the building and energy installations within the required schedule and budget. We are experienced in working on agricultural developments which utilise renewable energy.View the embedded image gallery online at:
Pollybell Organic Farms
Named Tesco’s Organic Grower of the year 2012, Pollybell Organic Farms grow a variety of produce including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, curly kale, bunched carrots, beetroot, leaks, onions and Swiss chard. This project required the extension of an existing cold storage facility of 688 square metres to a further 1,576 square metres, incorporating both additional storage facilities and a production/processing area.
The new extension blends in with the existing building, but was constructed with the most up-to-date levels of insulation and hygiene panelling. The building incorporates a raised loading dock to assist in the efficient loading of the refrigerated lorries. The facility allows produce to be brought direct from the fields, stored, processed and packaged before delivery to the supermarkets/end users.View the embedded image gallery online at:
D Albone & Son Ltd
The farm of D Albone & Son Ltd had expanded over a number of years and an increase in yields required the construction of new facilities to accommodate the growth of the business. Rainsbutt farm at Crowle was identified as the ideal location to construct a vital 3,000-tonne grain store.
Harrison were appointed to provide a comprehensive Design & Build package and oversaw the successful completion of the project within the build schedule and budget outlined by the client. Over the years Harrison have designed and built numerous grain stores to meet a wide range of sizes and specifications for clients throughout Lincolnshire and further afield. Our team offers unique expertise in this specialism and Harrison have won a high percentage of repeat business through the design, construction and refurbishment of grain stores.View the embedded image gallery online at:
James Gladwin from Kirton Lindsey, near Gainborough, appointed Harrison to build a 3,000-tonne grain store, incorporating a low-volume ventilation system and two grain drying floors. Comprising 1,080 square metres, the building was constructed with a galvanised finish to the steelwork and incorporated concrete grain storage panelling with stirrers to aid the drying of the grain.
The scheme included a large concrete apron to the front of the building to assist with the movement of grain to and from the store. James Gladwin praised Harrison’s ability to work to tight deadlines and commented on the superior quality of the company’s work. Over the years Harrison have established excellent working relationships with a range of farms seeking to increase their production with new and upgraded facilities across their estates. We have a strong understanding of the particular demands of their sector, including the compression of build programmes to meet seasonal schedules.View the embedded image gallery online at: