Milkproduct Manufacturer NÖM
For the headquarters of the milk product manufacturer NÖM International AG in Telford, Mandel Architects handled the full planning permission as well as the design and access statement.
The building provides space for the UK headquarters and the production, with a net floor space of 10,000 sq. m for offices, personnel rooms, storage space and laboratories, milk silos, and an energy center. The administrative wing disposes over reserve space for future expansion.
The façade materials of the administration building have a traditional appearance with a modern construction system. The use of a brick tile cladding system makes for a creative connection to the classic look of the neighboring residential buildings and the utility character of the industrial building. The facades of the production building have been covered with smooth-surface metal panels.
Sustainability was a fundamental principle when planning these grounds since there had been a stipulation that the building receive a BREEAM “very good” rating.
This was achieved mainly by the high insulation standards for the outside building components and a heat recovery system. In addition, much emphasis was placed upon integrating the buildings very well into the landscape.