Case Study - Bottling Plant, Leven, UK

Project data

  • Value
  • £35 million
  • Area
  • 215,278 sq ft
  • Procurement route
  • Negotiated
  • Form of contract
  • JCT Standard Building Contract With Quantities for use in Scotland October 2007Revision with CDP
  • Completion date
  • 67 weeks
  • Project Manager
  • Blyth & Blyth
  • Architect
  • Blyth & Blyth
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Thomson Bethune
  • Structural Engineer
  • Blyth & Blyth
  • M&E Engineer
  • Blyth & Blyth


The bottling plant is one of many projects that the Scottish team has undertaken for this key customer in recent years. The customer ordered a £90m upgrade of its existing site in Leven, which included the contract for the creation of the new bottling plant and associated facilities.


The Project

The project involved the construction of a bottling hall, a disgorging unit and four tank farms. The bottling hall is steel framed with external cladding and a Kalzip roof. A single-storey in the operational area, and multi-storey in the office section, it contains complex equipment, the installation of which was supervised by the team on site.

The disgorging unit is a single-storey steel framed building with external cladding. The tank farms are reinforced concrete bund with individual concrete plinths, which support the stainless steel vessels. Each tank farm has steel framed process building with external cladding attached.

Added Value

The main force driving this project was that it should be completed on time. Some delays were experienced due to poor weather conditions over the winter but the team worked seven days a week to ensure the handover date was met. At the height of the project there were 450 individuals on site, who were supervised by 10 full time members of ISG staff. 

An excellent relationship existed between the site team, the customer and the CDM coordinators, which was founded upon the previous projects undertaken.
Given the proximity of the works to local housing, ISG provided newsletters to 188 homes to advise them of the works and progress and invited residents to an open night to explain the project.
Support was also provided to a local community project following a competition held by the local newspaper.


"At all stages of the project we have found ISG to be fully involved and to have a total understanding of the requirements of all parties." 

Mike Horner, Blyth and Blyth