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Newbury Showground

BK Grain were asked to build a brand new permanent cattle building for the Royal County of Berkshire Show that would provide the perfect environment to showcase the best cattle from across the country.

After a decade of discussions and planning, the 3,200 square metre building was completed and officially launched in time for the 2016 Royal County of Berkshire Show.

The impressive building is 75 metres long, and at 3,200 squre metres is large enough to house 450 cattle.

It is the first permanent show building to be constructed at Newbury Showground and is designed to be multi-purpose, with a concrete floor suitable for both livestock and other uses.

All electrical work on this project was carried out in-house, enabling BK to stay in control of the final project completion in time for the show, and the building was erected to EN1090-1 execution class 2 standard, which are the CE marking regulations used for agriculture and industrial use.

Daren Bowyer, the chief executive officer of the Newbury and District Agricultural Society (NADAS), said he was delighted to finally see the building open and in use.

“It has been ten years in the making so it’ wonderful to finally see it finished. It is about future proofing the show and ensuring we continue to give the public access to see the best example of cattle from across the country. We wanted a permanent building to provide the best possible environment to showcase them. It is a simple concept but it adds so much to the show and really looks the part.”

The new facilities will also increase the opportunity for the Newbury and District Agricultural Society to generate income through hire of the Showground, which is important to the long-term viability of the showground and to the Society’s charitable work.



Daren Bowyer, Chief Executive - NADAS

This building has been in the Society’s dreams and plans for a very long time so it is a very special day for us to see it reach completion. A building of this nature is an ideal environment for showing some of the country’s best cattle. It will give a real lift to the experience of our livestock exhibitors and their animals as well as to the visiting public, helping to keep agriculture at the heart of the Royal County of Berkshire Show and ensuring it remains one of the region’s best days out for the whole family.