Hean Castle Estate invests in major new development for livestock
The Hean Castle Estate, near Saundersfoot in Pembrokeshire, chose Shufflebottom to manufacture and erect a livestock building with calving pens, for its ‘Hean’ herd of pedigree Herefords.
“I have been really impressed with the way Shufflebottom has dealt with the project,” commented Mr David Lewis, whose family has owned the Estate since 1899. The Shufflebottom staff closely involved included a sales representative and the drawing office manager.
The building, erected after Evan Pritchard Contractors of Haverfordwest completed the groundworks, has a hot-dipped galvanised steel frame, and is roofed with Farmscape P6R fibre cement, coloured Anthracite, with an open protected ridge and 68 roof lights. Gable ends are clad in vertical treated timber Yorkshire boarding with treated timber side rails.
The shed is divided into two main sections, the first, which measures 35 metres by 35.5 metres overall, with height to the eaves of up to 4.47 metres, incorporates eight bays which cover an existing cattle handling system, and also now includes 6 bull pens and 8 calving pens, together with a farm office and store. The second section is a loose housed area for the cattle which measures 24 metres by 32 metres and 5.5 metres high to the eaves, configured in four bays, and with an overhang of 1.8 metres along one side. The end frame is pre-drilled to allow for future extension. Both buildings feature the Shufflebottom galvanised eaves beam gutter system.
The Hean Castle Estate combines the traditional Estate activities of farming and forestry together with residential and commercial property, and an expanding Leisure Division, which includes the Coppet Hall Beach Centre, several Caravan Parks, and a recently developed range of Holiday Cottages, all aimed at providing top quality accommodation for visitors to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.