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Lochrin Bain case study: Farmfoods Distributions HQ

Secured by Design member company Lochrin Bain were appointed manufacturer of choice for the 2020 perimeter security requirements on Braithwaite Groups latest Mega Shed project for Farmfoods Ltd.

Founded over 60 years ago from a butcher shop in Aberdeen, Farmfoods today employs close to 4000 staff from its new Cumbernauld HQ near Glasgow, with over 300 shop locations across the UK.

The Mega Shed project consisted of a new 240,000 sq ft warehouse, to house one of the largest freezers in the country along with ambient storage facility of over 130,000 sq ft and new Grade A office space for headquarter staff.

From the outset of the 52-week build, Lochrin Bain worked with Braithwaite to ensure a specification that offered their client a peace of mind 25 year guarantee, while keeping to the original budget. During initial conversations it was identified that the new LPS1175 Issue 8: A1 certified Combi SL1 Palisade system would be the perfect choice for the project.

Alter Landscapes based at Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire were awarded the supply and installation of the fencing package, with several hundred metres of fencing and various gates subsequently supplied and installed.

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Initially specified as a standard Palisade fence design, the main challenge was persuading stakeholders that a new and improved alternative to a traditional front fixed Palisade was available and that this LPCB certified product had major advantages. The fence manufactured at Lochrin Bain’s production facility near Glasgow is one of several new LPS 1175 security rated fencing systems that went live in 2020.

The new patented LPS1175 Issue 8: A1 (SR1) Combi™ SL1 Palisade system, certified by the Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) at BRE, uses Lochrin Bains unique vee slot design where pales pass vertically through the horizontal rails prior to being secured by counter sunk security rated fittings.

Collaboration between Lochrin Bain, Alter Landscapes and Braithwaite Group on their largest delivered contract to date ensured the fencing package towards the end of the 52-week build was completed on time and within budget.

The new Farmfoods HQ and warehouse which runs parallel to the Lochrin Bain production facility is an excellent example of the next generation on Palisade fencing being used to secure a critical food distribution hub.

SBD National Lead Kenny McHugh said: “Lochrin Bain have been valued members with Secured by Design for well over 20 years. As specialists in security fencing Lochrin Bain work tirelessly to design and manufacture products to protect key assets across the UK and their SBD accredited products are regularly identified as the appropriate perimeter security solution for many projects.”

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Lochrin Bain has been manufacturing high-quality fencing products for over 160 years and have a proven and established manufacturing facility in Cumbernauld on the outskirts of Glasgow, which continues to provide the most up-to-date fencing solutions available on the market. To find out more about Lochrin Bain and their extensive range of SBD accredited physical perimeter security products, visit