E Quinn Civils Ltd was awarded the project Jan 2016 and completed works Oct 2016, Quinn Automatic has a very experienced understanding of the requirements and standards for buildings in the agricultural industry.
The design of the building included measures to promote animal welfare. The building is a single storey agricultural portal framed structure with single skin cladding. The building is 80m x 27m on plan with an eaves height of 4m. The roof pitch is 18 degrees.
The internal layout consists of a total of 19 slatted sheep pens floored using a suspended proprietary system to allow slurry to be collected in four below ground tanks. The tanks are 1.8m deep and formed using reinforced concrete, approximate total area of tanks is 100sq.m. There is a central feed passage through the building, accessed from either end via a roller shutter in the gable.
There are also 66 individual lambing pens and a sheep handling unit. The sheep handling unit includes a footbath and sheep race. All areas are separated using permanent of removal agricultural gate systems.
Non-infrastructure / Building