Three months after relocating to their new premises in the newly completed building that represents phase 2 of the redevelopment of NCGM, we have been asking traders how the facilities have been treating them so far. Here are the thoughts of Peter Brown of London Dairies, pictured right
“We haven’t really changed the way we do things, but the new facilities are a big improvement on what we had before,” said Peter, adding that the move was pretty straightforward.
“We moved the ambient product across in the week before we had to be here and then the chilled stuff on the day we moved. It was all palleted, so it was just a case of us all chipping in and a forklift relay,” he said.
“Things are set up just how we want them and it seems like we have so much more space, even though in reality we haven’t. Because the old units were 50-years old, there was wasted space and you found yourself making do with things.
“That’s not to say the old place didn’t work – we were BRC accredited and did everything right. But this is properly fit-for-purpose now. It’s nice to have more of an overhang at the front of the unit, because we have so many deliveries and it’s good to keep the product out of the rain.”