Arla shortlisted in council design awards

View - Arla megadairy at Aston Clinton
View - Arla megadairy at Aston Clinton

The Arla megadairy has been shortlisted for a design award by Aylesbury Vale District Council.

The controversial huge plant on the Aston Clinton bypass has been selected by judges alongside smaller projects including Cuddington and Dinton School, Gospel Hall in Buckland Wharf and The Walled Gardens in Cublington.

The nine finalists were chosen by a five-strong judging panel which includes district councillors Sue Polhill and Carole Paternoster and Waterside Theatre architect Norman Bragg.

They will find out their fate at an awards evening at the district council’s Oculus building on Wednesday, November 27.

Arla’s submission to the council states: “The dairy is an industrial building but it’s apperance is quite unique in response to its context.

“The office building provides visual interest together with the substantial landscape works.

“The building design itself is unique in terms of the coloured cladding strategy which includes the roof to maintain consistency of appearance even for long distance views from the Chilterns.”

This year is the 20th time the Aylesbury Vale District Council Design Awards have been held.