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Caddick starts on £150m dairy

18 Apr 12 Caddick Construction Ltd (CCL) and NG Bailey have been appointed to build a £150m fresh milk dairy for Arla Foods in Aylesbury.

From L to R: NG Bailey operations director Andrew Morley, Caddick md Andrew Murray, and Arla project director Jakob Nielsen
From L to R: NG Bailey operations director Andrew Morley, Caddick md Andrew Murray, and Arla project director Jakob Nielsen

CCL has started on site as principal contractor, with works expecting to take 75 weeks to complete. The company will be responsible for the construction of the main dairy and the energy centre, as well as all ancillary buildings and associated site works.

NG Bailey will be responsible for the mechanical and electrical engineering portion of the contract, starting on site in June 2012.

Arla project director Jakob Nielsen said: “We’re extremely pleased to be working in partnership with both CCL and NG Bailey on this development. Both companies have a proven track record of delivering projects to the highest standards, and throughout the tender process they both demonstrated a good understanding of our building and environmental requirements.

“We have already worked with CCL on a number of other Arla projects, including Stourton dairy in Leeds and Westbury Dairies, and NG Bailey has also worked with us on various build phases at Stourton.”

Once completed, the dairy will process and package up to one billion litres of milk per year. It will create up to 1,000 construction jobs during building works and 700 new jobs once finished.

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Peter Lauritzen, CEO of Arla Foods UK, said: “We are delighted to be underway with this project. In addition to it being one of the largest construction projects in the UK, we have ambitions for it to be the world’s first zero carbon fresh milk dairy, which will help Arla achieve its growth ambitions in the UK.”

In addition to being responsible for the installation of the mechanical and electrical works, such as boilers, air compressors, ventilation and lighting in the energy centre, across the site and throughout the main dairy building, NG Bailey will also be responsible for wastewater and effluent treatment and recycling. Alongside the engineering division, the offsite manufacture and IT services arms of the company will have a role in the development.

NG Bailey has also been awarded the facilities management contract.

CCL managing director Andrew Murray said: “We are very excited by the challenge of delivering Arla’s aspirations for Aylesbury dairy and delighted to be partnering with them again on another major project. We have worked hard to win the project and look forward to teaming up with NG Bailey and Arla to make it a success and extend our expertise in this specialist sector of construction.”

NG Bailey CEO David Hurcomb added: “We are thrilled to be awarded this contract and as we gear up to start work on site, are very excited to be playing such a major part in this development. In what is a truly integrated design, build, operate and maintain contract for us, it demonstrates the breadth of capability we can offer our clients.”

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