Oato Warehouse Cold Room, Preston, Northwest, UK

Oato is a British manufacturer committed to a zero-waste future who required a warehouse cold room to be imnstalled. Delivering oat milk initially to North West Lancashire, however, they are expanding throughout the UK.

Case Study

Oato were redesigning their newly acquired warehouse. Thanks to our outstanding reputation in the Preston area, they requested that we designed a number of large cold rooms which would be used as refrigeration and production rooms.

We were asked to design a room 24.4m x 18m x 3m room. This would need to be split into 3 rooms with easy access to each room from the outside but also from one room to the next. The rooms were to be used as storage for various types of produce.

We used insulated panels designed fast to assemble, efficient and cost-effective wall and ceiling structures. These are easy to clean and have excellent insulation values meaning they can maintain temperatures from -40° to 50°+ making them ideal for chilled or freezer areas. Thanks to their superb thermal performance the temperature is maintained in an energy-efficient way in keeping with the ethos of Oato’s environmental goals as well as being cost-effective – saving the business as much money as possible on their energy costs.

As you can see from the pictures, we are also in the process of laying a resin floor throughout. This floor is perfect for this type of area as it is hygienic due to its laminated coating which makes it easy to clean and non-slip – ideal for walking on and moving produce without causing any damage to it. The drains running the length of the warehouse cold room allow for thorough cleaning which is vital for produce storage.

We built three 2.5m high sliding doors to allow easy access to these rooms from the outside and we designed two custom-built double swing doors which enabled staff to move freely between the rooms in any direction. The hinges are stainless steel and flush to the door frame making them perfect to be used in a food preparation environment.

More Warehouse Cold Rooms

Our customers were so happy with the work we carried out that they requested we build further cold rooms meaning the project is ongoing.

If you are looking for a cold room, we can create a design to your specific requirements including any special features you may need. Please contact us to discuss further.


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DD Cooling is a Preston-based, specialist refrigeration and air conditioning installation and maintenance company. We support businesses in The North West and across the UK.

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