Nidd Steel Buildings Ltd, one of the leading turnkey equine contractors in the UK, has been appointed to turn the Copgrove Hall Stud Farm’s vision for Mare & Foal welfare into reality.
Nidd Steel was appointed by the Stud, having tendered competitively, and will carry out the building work on the striking state-of-the-art facility designed by JDM Design.
Nidd steel has a strong track record of building world-class leisure facilities including Silverstone Wing, the Salford Reds Stadium and The Stan Cullis Stand at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Copgrove is perhaps the most visually stunning stud farm in the North of England. From the intricate gates at the end of the mile-long main drive to the luxurious stable block, converted from traditional farm buildings, owner the late Guy Reed spared no expense in providing all the necessary facilities to make Copgrove, with its rolling, limestone-based paddocks, an ideal home for the young thoroughbred.
The Mare & Foal Stable and Hay Barn is part of a masterplan for a major upgrading of equine development at the North Yorkshire site.
The overall JDM plan also includes a 220m gravel access road, upgraded to HGV axel loads, imported electricity and water supply provided from an existing substation 700m away, extensive concrete apron and surface water drainage, two galvanised steel portal framed buildings with anthracite Profile 6 roof cladding, Yorkshire boarding wall cladding, and 28 15-foot premier stable units, together with sliding doors and concreted 6 inch block walls and water feeders.
Andrew Heatley, Construction Manager of Nidd Steel stated, “We are delighted to have secured this fantastic opportunity and look forward to working with the Stud, and designers, to deliver a superb equine facility that the Stud and breeders will be proud to be associated with.”