April 2012 - Click to Read Article
DLA was appointed by Arla Foods to design a fresh milk dairy, capable of processing and packaging up to one billion litres of milk,.
Arla's aim is for the £150 million dairy, in Aylesbury, to be the "most environmentally advanced in the world" by seeking to deliver a zero carbon facility incorporating zero waste to landfill, and using advanced construction techniques, process technologies and cutting edge renewable energy solutions.
In September 2011, Aylesbury Vale District Council granted planning approval and works started on site on 6th February 2012. The development is set to follow a 73 week programme and once complete, will create around 700 new jobs.
In the life of the project, we have challenged the brief to help improve efficiency, production and site layout, designing holistically to help embed the advanced environmental agenda. We have worked hard to integrate a large building into an open landscape with full support of the planning authority. We have helped create a deliverable, affordable solution to match a challenging programme, using effective design control procedures and an advanced Building Information Model to help make the management of information through the lifecycle of the development efficient.
Above all, we believe that we have added real commercial value to this challenging project and delivered true client satisfaction.
Tim Evans of Arla UK said: ''DLA have impressed us from the outset with their commitment, knowledge and ability to respond to some tough challenges. Their contribution to our world class project in Aylesbury has been outstanding.''