When was the work carried out?

Completed in April of 2019, the Cheverton Farm project started with a consultation by Royale engineers at the customer's Isle of Wight location. Gary Millard, a long-standing member of the Royale family, discussed the project with the owner of Cheverton Farm and confirmed the scope of the work.

What type of system was installed?

The confirmed project scope included a custom dry-ageing room with specialist control panels, dehumidification heaters and a custom meat hanging rail system. We also fitted a low-air-volume dual discharge evaporator in the meat cutting room to provide more comfort for the butchers working in there and so they didn’t have air blowing directly onto them.

What requirements did the client have?

Before our project, Cheverton Farm’s logistical setup for providing dry-aged beef was more than a little lengthy. Animals were sent to the UK mainland for slaughter and dry ageing before being returned for sale at Cheverton Farm. The new system had one simple requirement: to enable Cheverton Farm to handle the entire process on-site, removing the need for excessive and costly travel.

By providing Cheverton Farm with the facilities they need to dry-age meat on site, they can quickly lock moisture and flavour inside the meat. This process adds enhanced flavour to the end product which is also heavier in weight and retails at a higher price.

What did Royale do?

Royale engineers installed a fully bespoke dry ageing room, meat hanging rail system and cold room for smaller cuts of meat. The new system is equipped to handle the full process of butchering, dry-ageing and storage. This project required extensive construction of entirely unique components and systems - exactly the kind of challenging hallmark of the bespoke jobs Royale is known for.

Were there any challenges?

Providing any client with an entirely new solution is always challenging. From the rail system to secondary tailor-made dry-age cold rooms, the complexity of the task was heightened by the need for the chief engineer involved, Gary Millard, to travel regularly to the Isle of Wight in-person to consult with the client and manage the work.

When Royale engineers first went to the Isle of Wight we were faced with a empty barn. Royale supported the customer with all aspects of the build, from levelling off the floor to creating a steel structure strong enough to support the large meat hanging system being installed.

What were the results?

Just as Cheverton Farm required initially, they are now the proud owners of a system that allows them to handle the entire butchering and dry-ageing process from pasture to plate. This is a great win for a great business; by cutting out the middleman, Cheverton Farm has removed the need for outsourced butchery and storage that negatively impacted their bottom line and carbon footprint. The meat is also better tasting and heavier because the entire dry-ageing process now occurs more quickly and without the need to travel back to the UK mainland on a ferry.

When was the work carried out?

Our work for Cobbs Farm began in November 2018 and finished in March 2019. Tight deadlines and the need for a new fully customised system made every month interesting and engaging for our engineers.

What type of system was installed?

Cobbs came to us for a complete fit-out of their brand-new farm shop. The requirement included air conditioning systems, a general-purpose refrigeration and freezer room and a dry ageing room. Remote display refrigeration cabinets were also installed in customer facing areas of the farm shop.

What requirements did the client have?

Display chillers, air conditioning and cold storage formed a large part of Cobb’s requirements. As a retail store, it was vitally important the newly installed equipment was reliable, visually sleek and did not intrude into customer facing areas of the shop.

What did Royale do?

First off, an energy efficient air conditioning system was installed using custom pipework to connect to an external condensing that provides much better energy efficiency throughout the summer months. Display chillers were carefully installed into the shop area to allow Cobb’s to display products in a visually pleasing way. A tailor-made dry-aged beef room was built with a window that allows customers to see the products inside. A general-purpose refrigeration and freezer room was also built.

Pipework and cabling for all the equipment was hidden away where possible so as not to interfere with the sleek visual appearance of the farm shop’s customer facing areas.

Were there any challenges?

Pipework is often challenging, especially when so many different types of equipment are required within one retail space. This, together with tight deadlines, made this job slightly more challenging but our engineers completed it on time and to spec without any problems.

What were the results?

Simply put, a reliable and energy efficient system was installed that provides consistent temperature control and a positive the retail experience for customers. Great stuff.

Royale Refrigeration & Air Conditioning recently installed and commissioned a combination of plant on a new build extension near Reading.

Project consisting of new walk in cold rooms, freezer rooms, including full box build and controls solutions, bespoke Arneg display chiller using R407F refrigerant and on the Air Conditioning side Daikin R32 heat pumps.

If you need a contractor that can deliver on all aspects of your project then Royale is the business partner for your company, feel free to contact a member of the team at www.royaleref.com

Danfoss systems installed and commissioned in time and on budget, need a R404a refrigerant alternative solution, speak to the Royale team.

We can offer you plant from leading manufactures providing you with R407A and R407F options to name a few.

Large commercial projects we can offer R410a refrigerant solutions such as the Daikin Zeas application, different projects have different requirements, work with a business partner Royale who can provide you with all the options and guide you to the correct solution.

The Royal Oak in Yattingdon is a prestigious Berkshire public house providing customers with fine dining and traditional ales complete with guest rooms, the service here is exceptional.  This is why Royale Refrigeration took on the challenge to provide a bespoke cold room providing the design and build of a dual compartment cold room with inner freezer room all fitted within an existing old brick barn construction.   

Royale carried out full strip out and removal service of the old R404a refrigeration plant and cold room system, taking extra care to not damage the barn buildings fabric.  Followed by full new bespoke box build of dual compartment chiller and freezer room and the installation of Searle and Danfoss Optyma Mk2 refrigeration systems, providing energy efficient refrigeration systems with exceptionally quiet remote condensers which is critical due to the guest rooms located near to the plant. 

Just resin floor and shelving to go in and another project successfully carried out by the Refrigeration team at Royale.  

If you need a solution please do not hesitate to contact the team at Royale. www.royaleref.com

Commercial Cold Room

Whitchurch

Hampshire

Works Carried Out: Year 2016

Contract Value: 9K

Requirement:

Royale’s scope of works, to size, design, supply and deliver, install and commission a new bespoke coldroom for a prestigious farm shop in Whitchurch, Hampshire.

Challenged by:

As part of our project we co-ordinated with onsite project management to accommodate their program of works during a barn buildings conversion into a prestigious farm shop.  The project management team required Royale’s technical knowledge of coldroom installation to accommodate the buildings new structural layout.  By designing a cold room for the specific space available.

What we did:

Upon receipt of the clients drawings, we went on to design, supply, install and commission new made to measure celltherm walk in coldroom complete with appropriate Searle evaporator and Danfoss condensing unit, cold room and refrigeration system fully leak checked and commissioned to manufactures standards. 

What Client Said:

The client is very happy with the result and is looking forward to working with Royale on future similar projects.

 

Project: Commercial Dry aged coldroom

Newbury

Berkshire

Works Carried Out: Year 2016

Contract Value: 20K

Requirement:

Royale’s scope of works, to size, design, supply and deliver a new dry aged beef coldroom for renowned butchers based in Berkshire.

Challenged by:

As part of our project we co-ordinated with on site project management to accommodate their program of works during a ground and first floor refit which included the office working area. Royale’s scope of works was to design, supply, install and commission large new walk in coldroom to accommodate the clients criteria. The project management team required Royale’s technical knowledge of coldroom installation to accommodate the buildings new structural layout.

What we did:

Upon receipt of the clients drawings, we went on to design, supply, install and commission large new walk in coldroom complete with appropriate evaporator and condensing unit, humidity control, associated control panel and Himalayan salt wall to obtain the 30 day dry aged beef. We provided peace of mind for the life cycle of the plant, ensuring all pipe work was installed correctly, leak checked and commissioned to manufactures standards. 

What Client Said:

The client is very happy with the end product and it has been a feature on ‘Meat Trades Journal’ – the report can be reviewed HERE.

 

Eskimo Ice

Whitworh Road

Crawley

West Sussex

RH11 7SS

Works Carried Out in: Year 2015

Contract Value: 500K+

Requirement:

Royale’s scope of works was to assist on the design and installation of large bespoke ammonia refrigeration plant which is to operate in the production of commercial ice manufacturing.   

Challenged by:

Works had to be carried out using Royale’s ammonia specialist trained refrigeration engineers, bespoke cold room walls had to be installed around the plant, with special access routes and safety measures put in place before plant could go live.

What we did:

Royale provided senior experienced engineers on the project who provided site with all information required to deliver and execute the project correctly and safely.

What Client Said:

Gavin Marks Eskimo MD has used Royale for over 25 years and this project confirmed to me as to why I continue to do repeated business with Royale as they are solution specialists.

 

Project: Commercial Mechanical Chiller Replacement

Reading

Berkshire

Works Carried Out: Year 2016

Contract Value: 205K

Requirement:

Royale’s scope of works, to size, design, supply and deliver a new CHW chiller on the enhanced capital allowance scheme to serve sites existing CHW fan coils.

Challenged by:

As part of our project we decommissioned the old chiller system that had an EER rating of only 2, and was beyond economical repair, we selected a new Daikin chiller with a EER rating of 3.9, sized at 500kW cooling duty, providing major improved efficiencies and far better running costs for our client.  However we were challenged by the old valve services, the commissioning valves and strainers were in poor condition, so we proposed a solution to our client to install a new low loss header replacing all these items for new.

What we did:

We designed a new CHW flow and return low loss header with all the correct new valves, trace heating and insulation in place, providing peace of mind for the life cycle of the plant, ensuring all steel CHW pipe work was installed correctly, leak checked and commissioned to manufactures standards.  We also provided fault communication to sites already existing BACnet BMS system.

What Client Said:

Very impressed with how Royale not only did they provide us with a ECA approved chiller which provided us with capital cost tax assistance as a company, though the new low loss header installed meant the plant was fully functional with no risk factor of mechanical failure over the next 15+ years.  Great service from all involved.

We have used Royale Refrigeration for around 30 years. The service, help and advice that we have received over the years has been excellent.

During that time they have replaced our refrigerated retail display units, (counters etc.) on two occasions, fitting the work into time frames that minimise shop closure. They have also installed and refurbished cold rooms, again keeping the disruption to a minimum and they installed our air conditioning.

Greens of Pangbourne

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