Architecture for the Food Industry. Cox Freeman Ltd are a leading consultant in providing design services to Food Sector Clients in the UK and overseas including the Middle East.

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BIM (Building Information Modelling) services for Food Clients, Contractors and Sub-Contractors.


Cox Freeman have extensive experience in the design and construction of food factories from inception to completion for a number of major food manufacturers. Cox Freeman are long established as a leading specialist in the Food and associated industries. From initial briefing through to completion our ability to understand our Client’s needs coupled with a thorough knowledge of best practice, construction methods and cost conscious skills ensure the best possible solution for our projects. Over a period of time we have developed close working relationships with a number of leading consultants to allow us to provide complete turnkey services to suit the requirements of any Client.

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We have extensive experience of the Planning process and it’s intricacies, and can provide a number of services during the Planning Stage;
Provide Planning advice to Clients
Liaise with Local Authorities
Submit Applications on behalf of the Client
Discharge outstanding conditions
Deal with Planning Appeals or Enforcement Matters

We have experience of submitting applications for Full or Outline Planning Applications in such places as diverse as conservation areas to industrial estates. Our partnering approach with our consultants allows us to provide and additional information that a Local Authority may request as part of a typical Planning Application. This may include Tree Surveys, Environmental Desktop Studies, Contamination Reports, Noise Surveys etc in addition to photomontages or general visualisations.

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Clients considering any building project are advised to seek building control advice before embarking on building work to their properties. Cox Freeman have extensive expertise in the submission of Building Regulation applications to both Local Authorities and independent Approved Inspectors.
Our in depth understanding of the Approved Documents in addition to other Building Policy Documents and Legislation allows us to quickly and efficiently pick up on any likely design issues at an early stage of the project.

From the initial plan check to final certification of the completed building, Cox Freeman are there at every step of the way to liaise with Building Control Officers to ensure that all Building Regulation requirements are met in a safe, timely and efficient manner.

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Years of experience of the food and associated industries has allowed us to refine our expertise in this challenging sector. We have the experience of providing new or extended facilities for the manufacture of anything from diary products, baked goods, ready meals facilities, pizzas and pharmaceuticals. This knowledge gained ensures that all projects are designed to the highest possible standards each time. We also have experience of dealing with on-site Health and Safety staff and Client Insurers when required. This ensures that all construction elements specified on a project are in line with stringent fire, construction and hygiene design standards.

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    Alan McCall RIBA
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    Culver Epps RIBA
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    Mike Webster
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    Allan Smithson MCIAT
    BIM Manager
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    Matt Chrich
    Architectural Technologist
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    Darren Bradford
    Architectural Technologist
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    Sharon Hammond
    Company Secretary


Our office is at 4th Floor, 39 Stoney Street, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LX.

Telephone: 0115 950 5075