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.
- 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