A Peak Inside Our New Smokery
A great leap forward
Lance Forman; building a 21st century
business on traditional, artisan skills
The story that began over 100 years ago is far from over. A recent twist of fate has become a positive catalyst for change. A compulsory purchase order, served by the Mayor of London to make way for the 2012 Olympic Stadium, has seen H. Forman & Son move to impressive new riverside premises, designed with the future in mind.
Education is key
– a school visits the factory
Lance Forman worked closely with architects to create a multi-purpose ‘factory’ that would offer 21st century functionality yet allow time-honoured skills to flourish in a positive working environment.
From the blast freezers that freeze fish to minus 40 degrees in minutes to the specially designed see-through kilns that establish a visual link between pre- and post-smoke preparation, this is a building designed to continue the Forman tradition of excellence.
Porthole viewing gallery for food ‘tourists’
Function room overlooks
the River Lea
and the 2012 Olympic Stadium
It also houses a spectacular visitors’ and events centre where guided tours are given to the foodloving public – Lance Forman is passionate about food education and never happier than telling the tale of his company’s history so future customers know how to recognize genuine quality – as well as a restaurant, a factory shop and spacious exhibition and entertainment facilities with an unbeatable ringside view of the Olympic Stadium.
Like an Atlantic salmon returning to its birthplace, or Harry Forman tasting fresh Scottish salmon for the first time, H. Forman & Son is ready and willing to make a great leap forward.
Loading boxes of smoked
salmon for export
A 15 metre salmon provides office inspiration