Wiseman Dairy, Bridgwater

Commercial

Robert Wiseman have developed one of the largest dairies in Europe, serving the West Country, in a 33,500m² project of around £45 million. We have been involved from inception, obtaining the necessary Planning Approvals, up to completion. The building includes eventual filling capacity for 500 million litres of milk per annum, a distribution depot and a plastic bottle making facility. In addition the 22 acre site contains an effluent treatment plant, biomass boiler and vehicle maintenance depot. This was a fast track programme with negotiated contract. Ground was broken on site in September 2006 with production commencing in December 2007.

Co-ordination with the production process and services requirement was obviously essential to ensure the building allowed for current and projected needs. The size of the building and its prominent location adjacent the M5 meant that there was considerable interest in the design from client, planners and local community. The result has generally pleased all and produced a building that the client is proud of.