A hugely important project for the Devon farming community and the wider area.
A new £6m purpose-built facility for mid-Devon, and one of the largest markets in the South-West; 4000 animals passed through the Agri-business centre on its first day of operation. The concept for the new building is based around a public square fronted by auctioneer’s office, café facilities and small business units for farming-associated services.
The main livestock building accommodates pennage and auction spaces and caters for complex animal management, stringent Defra welfare requirements and the robust nature of its use, plus the auctioneer’s particular processes for both animal and vehicular movements. Drainage for both animal effluent and surface water attenuation were significant issues to be overcome on this project.