This impressive sustainable farming developments in Suffolk & Norfolk have been developed with Oasthouse Ventures Ltd and Low Carbon farming Ltd.
The project was designed to create commercial low carbon agricultural solutions within the farming industry and by capturing waste heat from local water treatment works, and by ground source heat pumps, inject the previously wasted heat into the large greenhouses. Each location has an energy centre which powers the heat pumps that generate carbon dioxide which is transferred to the greenhouses, enriching the atmosphere and encouraging plants growth.
The location of both sites were carefully selected to be as close to the water treatments works of Bury st Edmunds and the city of Norwich as possible. They cover a combined total of 70 acres of growing space and have provided a total of 330+ job opportunities to the local areas.
The project itself has been funded by the Uk’s largest investor in renewable energy, Greencoat Capital, and has received widespread support from all levels of the UK government.
Cahill Design Consultants conducted an acoustic Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) Assessment on the Welfare Building. The welfare building comprises ground and first floor accommodation, in addition to office and meeting spaces, a large break room and back of house ancillary spaces.
In addition, CDC were commissioned to provide Fire Engineering services to the project, taking into consideration both cost and buildability we worked closely with the design team to discuss fire engineering standards and guidelines. We conducted a fire safety review and developed a Fire Strategy suitable for submission to the relevant approval authorities, in line with Approved Document B.