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Dairy is the cream
Lynher Dairy
The dairy was built with the help of Objective One funding
A Cornish dairy has been selected as one of the best modern buildings in the world.

Lynher Dairies Cheese Company, at Ponsanooth near Truro, featured in a list compiled by a national newspaper of the 50 best modern buildings to visit.

Cornwall's Eden Project was also included in the list which mentioned the likes of the London Eye, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.

The dairy produces Cornish Yarg - a nettle-coated cheese exported around the world.

The dairy's new production facilities at the Pengreep Farm site were opened in February last year with 155,000 of Objective One investment.

Heat recycled

Lynher Dairies director Catherine Mead said: "It's remarkable. The dairy is a small farming partnership and to find ourselves listed alongside some of the world's most famous examples of modern architecture comes as a really pleasant surprise."

The building has already won a prestigious regional award from the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Civic Trust Award for the UK's best agricultural building and the Country Landowners' Association award for the best building in the south.

The dairy building has an environmentally-sensitive design.

It heats its own water by recycling heat from the chilling system.

It also has a natural reed bed for filtering dirty water and a storm pond for rainwater - all set within a 12-acre woodland planted under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

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