The Orient designed and built Purga breeder facility broke the mould for specialised breeder farms.

The facility didn’t just take performance to another level, it blasted it to another planet.

When Steggles commissioned Orient to take on the design and building of this large 17 shed complex, the brief was deceptively simple: ‘deliver a world class facility’. Central to achieving the brief was reducing the cost to produce a fertile egg.

The Steggles Purge Breeder Facility broke the mould on many fronts. Never before had building 17 breeder sheds in three bio-secure farms on the one property been considered. Never before had each farm complex been designed from the outset to be fully self-contained with a single shower on/shower off point of entry staff offices and amenities, egg collection, handling, fumigation and storage. Never before had the design concentrated so minutely on all operational aspects.

The results stand alone. This facility has consistently been the most disease free, highest performing facility with the lowest cost of production in Australia. All this was achieved with Orient delivering the entire project on time in eleven months and within budget.

In 2012, Orient completed the lngham’s Hamley Bridge breeder complex — a monumental project involving building new sheds and refurbishing old ones, more than tripling the previous capacity. The breeder facility, consisting of 24 sheds (approximately 10 acres of shed under roof) plus four amenities blocks, four large egg cool rooms, four packing sheds and four machinery sheds, was delivered to Ingham’s on time, on budget and met all critical bird placement dates.

Orient was selected by Ingham’s because of their outstanding success in designing and delivering large and complex development projects on time and within budget. The redeveloped complex will safeguard lngham’s fertile egg production for the State into the future. In an increasingly central role, Orient was engaged as the prime contractor, which meant Ingham’s only had to deal with one supplier. Orient also assumed overall responsibility for all sub-contractors and equipment suppliers.