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New cheese factory and storage tanks for CONO Kaasmakers


New cheese factory and a storage tank facility for CONO Kaasmakers in Westbeemster.

The project

The project involved the construction of a storage tank facility (2250sqm) and a new cheese factory (12 540sqm).

Below the buildings are two basements: a basement pipe tunnel from the tank facility to the main building and the basement of cheese store. Both basements are approximately 5.2m deep and provided with temporary shoring.



  • Special consideration was given to pedestrian movement and the employees parking
  • Several cost savings have been found and alternative constructions proposed
  • BubbleDeck floors (first floor tank facility and visitors gallery)
  • Many sustainable materials are used.

The new cheese factory enables to process more milk into cheese. The new factory will also produce artisan cheese using traditional methods and equipment. During the construction of the new facilities the current factory remaind active. To allow time to optimise the production process the current factory still remains active for another 12 to 18 months once the new facility is operational.

Facts and figures

  • Site
  • Client
    CONO Kaasmakers
  • Status
  • Contract type
    Lump sum and joint procurement with task-setting budgets
  • Architect
    Bastiaan Jongerius Architects
  • Consultants
    Feenstra adviseurs
  • Project categories
    Unit Rates / Lump Sum