Process Design

As food industry specialists, conceptual process design is carried out to incorporate the latest industry developments. Peter Swan Ltd designs to provide the maximum operating efficiencies and to meet current operating and hygienic standards.


We seek a balance between art and technology, form and function, beauty and purpose, vision and result. Problem solvers by nature, we serve our clients by listening to their concerns, understanding their goals and sharing their vision. Peter Swan Ltd believes that capital investment in facilities should be aligned with measurable, sustainable business benefits.

Structural / Civil Engineering

We believe that fundamental to the success of each project is being able to interpret and incorporate the aspirations and requirements of key stakeholders and to maintain budget. By necessity, designs need to be lateral and innovative in their resolution due to the limited nature of the financial resources available for development.


Team culture is an important component to the success of projects undertaken. The team comprising of the Client and Design Team Representatives undertake the responsibility of delivering the projects and must form a cohesive working relationship.

Innovative Design Vs Cost Effectiveness

Managing expectations is the initial method employed to meet budget. Efficient planning, efficient structures, simplicity of design style in envelope solutions and effective review of building systems and materials is the ongoing method of creating cost effective solutions.

Environmentally Sustainable Design

Human beings have always had an adverse impact on their surrounding environment and the global ecology. In the relatively recent past we have become more aware of the significant ecological consequences of our actions.

The construction and operation of buildings consumes large quantities of non- renewable materials and fuel, and contributes to the release of greenhouse gasses and other pollutants. Your building project provides an opportunity to make a difference to the ecology of the planet – your building could use energy and resources more efficiently, produce less waste, less greenhouse gas and less toxic emission. It could contribute to the health and well being of its occupants. The design could take these and other factors into account over the building’s entire life.

We consider that in order to successfully deliver a sustainable development Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) principles must be contemplated and integrated into the design from the outset, particularly when a specific benchmark is to be achieved.

ESD Issues

Carbon footprint & waste reduction

  • Natural ventilation
  • Daylighting
  • Solar control
  • Insulation, insulation, insulation
  • Lighting controls
  • Ventilation heat recovery
  • Geo-thermal heat exchange
  • Combined heat and power generation
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Wind power
  • Waste segregation & recycling
  • Spoil retention

Health & well-being

  • Natural ventilation
  • Daylighting
  • Break-out space and staff amenities
  • Cycle storage
  • Commuting alternatives
  • Considerate contractor
  • Local employment

Longevity & flexibility

  • Low-maintenance materials
  • Durable materials
  • Generic plan type
  • Efficient planning
  • Low-tech BM systems wherever possible
  • Humane design
  • Pleasing and poetic architecture