A dairy company manufacturing cheese is set to build its headquarters near Stroud by early 2022, bringing 100 jobs to the area.
Dairy Partners has appointed Pentadel Project Management to design a 7,000 metre-squared facility on a greenfield site just outside Stonehouse.
Dairy Partners, a British, family-owned business, said they chose Pentadel Project Management for their “environment and community-centred approach.”
“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,” said Robert Peel, director and co-founder at Dairy Partners.
“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.”
The 2.1 hectare site will include production, storage and logistics areas, as well as offices, a test kitchen and café with scope for expansion.
The building will have a central roof apex, in reference to archetypal industrial buildings, particularly Stroud Mills.
It will use solar panels and feature 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.
James Kemp, managing director of Pentadel, said: “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. “