Four New

Broiler Houses

Broiler Houses, Leicestershire

Fourth-generation arable farmer Will Oliver started groundworks in April 2019 ahead of the construction of four poultry houses by Powell & Co.  The new poultry site, on the 800ha farm, houses four 110x20m steel-framed houses that each hold 48,000 Ross broiler, and have individual control rooms. Other structures include amenity buildings; a plant room, a gatehouse (office, kitchen and biosecurity portal), and an incinerator.

Internally the sheds are fitted out with a Fancom combi-ventilation system with the climate-control units kept in the control room to prevent dust and moisture from getting inside them.  Each house has 138 side inlets, 12 roof chimneys and eight belt-driven fans at the gable end. A 250kW solar installation, with panels on two of the four poultry house roofs, generates 206,610kWh/ year of electricity used to meet the energy demands of the ground-source heat pumps installed in all four houses.

Special Features

  • Steel framed 100m x 20m sheds
  • Fancom Ventilation System
  • 250kW solar installation
  • 960kW ground-source heat pump
  • Feed storage in eight Collinson 31 tonne feed silos
  • Additional buildings include amenity buildings, plant room, gatehouse and incinerator


Why Powells?

“Being from a family business, communication and attention to detail is very important to us.  For me, Powell & Co excelled in these areas and so far the after service has been great.  Nothing is a problem and they are only a phone call away.  We are delighted with the performance of the sheds which each house 48,000 birds supplied to Avara Foods.  One of the key objectives of the project was to have a site that has been designed with the opportunity for future expansion.” Will Oliver, Elms Farm Poultry, Leicestershire.


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