CambridgeHOK was employed to build a non-commercial multi-compartment Venlo glasshouse. One of the client’s specifications during the design stage was that the glasshouse had 4 separate compartments. This meant that the glasshouse was more versatile as the four sections allowed for different temperatures across the glasshouse, which is important if you are growing a variety of plants that need different environments. We were contracted to install a pipe heating system in two of the zones, an irrigation system, air circulation fans as well as a full electric fitout all monitored and controlled by a state-of-the-art Priva BMS system which was installed by our M&E department. We also installed benching throughout the glasshouse, fitted a potting bench and propagation units.

It was a full turnkey project from start to finish, we provided through our sister company, CambridgeHOK Construction, all the civils works. This included the glasshouse foundations, pathways, levelling and the retaining walls. CambridgeHOK’s in-house design team and factory were responsible for the design, manufacture and build of the Venlo glasshouse.

It can be useful, particularly for clients who do not have engineering experience, to work with a company who have the capability to provide a completed project all that way from the design stage to completion. This massively reduces the stress of liaising with multiple suppliers and companies as CambridgeHOK have the experience and expertise in- house.

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