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Stancold PLC
Portview Road
Avonmouth, Bristol
BS11 9LQ
United Kingdom

Very easy relationships with Stancold, found the whole process a good one. Will use again.

Phil Watts, Miles Industries

We always get the same good service & we are pleased with the work done. Communication with the project management team [is] very good.

Alan Williams, Yeovil Refrigeration

Initial contact very good, quote process quick, products were perfect. 10/10 for job.

Peter Gaskin, Southern Pneumatics Ltd

Everything about this job was very good. You were prompt when installing and worked with us with our lead times.

George Peden, Automated Production Ltd

We found the process from Stancold of getting the quote, placing the order and start date on site very quick.

Charlie Patt, Keep It Cool Refrigeration

The installers were very professional.

Russell Franks, Saradan

Great communication skills,

job carried out with no problems.

Simon Goodchild, London Cool

Thanks team Stancold, been a total pleasure working with you, can’t speak highly enough of your whole team, start to finish.

Toby Raphael, Albion Fine Foods

Thank you for your efforts on site – well executed and looking very professional.

Greg Howarth-Hough, Envoplan

I’ve used you for many years. It’s been smooth from the start and all very professional. You don’t cause us any problems and everything is clean and tidy when you leave.

Gary Nunn, Bowman Ingredients



Creation of Rowland Adams Metals Ltd, Bristol

A partnership between Mr Adams and Mr Rowland, two metalworker friends back from the war. Over the years, they became one of the first companies in England making cork filled coldroom panels that were sandwiched between timber frames and vapor repellent faces infilled with rope fibres, bitumen and caulk to create a seal.

Stancold 1946

Name change to Stancold Coldstore Construction

Where the name originated from is a combination of urban legend and myth. Some say it was the idea of an installer called Stan, some say it was a “clever use” of the concept of 'Standing in the Cold'. However we got here, we are proud of our roots!

Stancold 1979

The Gillham family steps in

Mervyn Gillham came from a different field and saw the potential within Stancold to become a leading company in this specialist marketplace. In 1997, his son Kevin Gillham joins the team.

Stancold 1988-1997

Stancold acquires Mercury Coldrooms

Stancold becomes one with the well reputed local coldstore business, Mercury Coldrooms, bringing a wealth of knowledge and a great team of people to the company. Today, the majority of the senior management team of Stancold and our top project managers are originally from Mercury.

Stancold 199

New HQ

As a result of rapid expansion, Stancold moves into a new 2600 m² building conveniently located just off the M4 motorway in Avonmouth. This exciting change has allowed us to consolidate all teams, knowledge and resource into one central hub, whilst being able to effectively cover the whole of the UK and beyond.

Stancold 2000

From father to son

Mervyn Gillham retires at a young age to a warm country with a cold beer. His son, Kevin Gillham, takes over as Managing Director and remains to this day.

Stancold 2001

Gilcrest Group

Gilcrest Group is established with a separate manufacturing division to provide specialist composite panels to the broader market whilst supporting Stancold's continued development.

Stancold 2002

Stronger team and offering

Stancold strengthens its team and offering to the market by introducing innovative uses of coldstore panels for other applications such as firewalls. Throughout the recession, Stancold remained profitable and retains all the key personnel who make the business what it is. A core of staff at this time have been in the same business for 20 years.

Stancold 2002-2018

Consistent growth

Stancold remains strong, completing many projects across an ever broadening spectrum of industries with an enviable reputation for offering outstanding customer service. We are devoted to giving you great value and total support which will enable us to be proud of your project and worthy of your next one!

Stancold 2018-Present