Arla wins Aylesbury Vale District Council design award

The Arla megadairy in Aston Clinton and, below, the new Cuddington and Dinton School building
The Arla megadairy in Aston Clinton and, below, the new Cuddington and Dinton School building

The £150 million Arla megadairy has been chosen as one of the winners of an Aylesbury Vale District Council design award.

The controversial plant by the Aston Clinton bypass, which produced its first batch of milk this week, was one of three projects awarded a plaque for ‘outstanding design’.

Cuddington and Dinton School's new building, awarded an AVDC design award

Cuddington and Dinton School's new building, awarded an AVDC design award

The other winners were a new school building at the Cuddington and Dinton Church of England School and a contemporary new house near Long Crendon.

Winners were chosen by a five-strong judging panel which included district councillors Sue Polhill and Carole Paternoster and Waterside Theatre architect Norman Bragg.

The winners were presented with certificates at the 20th annual district council design awards ceremony in Aylesbury on Wednesday evening.

Councillor Polhill, cabinet member for planned development, design and conservation, said: “We are very proud to be celebrating 20 years of high quality design in the district.

“Through the design awards we have shown our great appreciation and esteem for the efforts of architects, designers and their clients for a considerable variety of excellent schemes, from the modest to the exceptional, which share the common characteristics of having been very carefully considered and very well executed.”