Dairy Partner’s new 7,000m2 facility will be located on a 2.1 hectare greenfield site just outside of Stonehouse and will incorporate production, storage and logistics areas, as well as offices, a test kitchen and café.
The building also provides scope for expansion with usable areas set aside for future production lines and new freezer equipment. It is currently under construction and on track to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.
Designed in partnership with Pentadel Project Management, the factory will be home to 100 Dairy Partners employees in the long term.
Dairy Partners future
Dairy Partners director and co-founder Robert Peel said: “We are delighted to be working with Pentadel on our new facility that will not only underpin the future of Dairy Partners but also help attract people to come and work with us.
“The Pentadel team really understood our vision with an intelligent design concept that will deliver engineering and energy efficiency as well as creating an inviting and dynamic place for us all to work. This will help meet global customer demand for years to come, as well as demonstrate that we are committed to being a sustainable business and employer.”
Sustainable features have been implemented into the design of the site, including the use of solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system for toilet flushing. Heat recovery from thermal emitting plant and equipment will be used to provide hot water in the offices, as well as pre-heating water for the boilers.
Pentadel managing director James Kemp added: “It has been a fantastic opportunity to work with Dairy Partners on the design of this innovative facility that the business and its employees can be proud of in the long term. We are passionate about delivering projects such as this – placing people and the planet at the heart of the design process.
“We have worked hard to ensure that this building brings to life Dairy Partners’ core belief that its business should provide not just healthy, high quality produce, but healthy, high-quality employment well into the future.”
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