We have successfully completed the refurbishment of the iconic Jaffa Cake production facility at the McVitie’s factory in Stockport, Manchester.

McVitie’s – part of the United Biscuits group – is owned by Pladis, a global leader in the biscuit and confectionary market.

The McVitie’s factory in Stockport was established in 1914 during the first world war. In 1927, the company introduced the iconic Jaffa Cake, which has become McVitie’s biggest selling product across the world: the production facility at Stockport produces over 42 million Jaffa Cakes every week.

Weatherproofing Advisors was invited to assist McVitie’s in the systematic upgrade of numerous roofs across their various production facilities in Stockport. Weatherproofing Advisors carried out detailed condition surveys of every roof area across the site and provided a strategic lifecycle refurbishment plan in line with McVitie’s proposed internal building and machinery upgrades programme.

The largest refurbishment project was carried out on the Jaffa Cake production building. The works consisted of refurbishing the felted roof areas on the raised monitor roofs along with the lower level, pitched, felted sections. The glazing to the monitor roofs was completely removed and replaced with new plastisolcoated, profiled steel cladding panels along with perimeter roof trims in a contrasting colour.

The works on site were complicated by many logistical challenges relating to access and safety protection along with the demands of a 24/7 production operation.  Throughout the contract, the site management team worked very closely with McVitie’s project manager and health and safety consultants to ensure that the works were completed safely and within the demanding timescale.


Customer feedback

“I can’t praise your lads highly enough. They are the epitome of professionalism in all areas. You should be very proud of them.”

— Kirsten Rhodes, McVitie’s