The design of this building centres on the traditional building forms developed and designed by architect John A Dufill, a pioneer in reinforced concrete construction with 60 dairy factory designs to his credit.

Dairy factory construction from the 50s followed this trend. Photographic reference suggests each factory was individually designed although a number of synergies existed.

The design for Kaimai Cheese Co Ltd. Factory adopts the traditional forms of the 1950’s factories and emulates, to a certain extent, the historical form of the Waharoa Butter Factory which existed on an adjacent site until its demolition in 2005.