GLASSHOUSES, BUILDINGS AND CIVILS

glasshouses

Our in-house design and engineering team has the experience and expertise to undertake the largest of construction projects. Ranging from 80,000mglasshouses to complex industrial buildings- including a complete package of civil works. For over 50 years CambridgeHOK have been designing, manufacturing and supplying glasshouses and buildings to cater for any growing requirements and/or growers’ specifications. Furthermore, our Victorian range fulfils the needs of the most discerning domestic growers.

Our XK and Venlo glasshouses can be used for a whole range of projects, including garden centres, schools & universities, research establishments, commercial growers of all sizes, botanic gardens and zoos.

CambridgeHOK also offer a wide range of building services including standalone buildings such as offices, warehouses, energy centres and storage units or external works such as site clearance, roads, drainage, pathways, car parks or substations.

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ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

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Every plant has its own optimum microclimate, (the ideal conditions to promote growth and yield), climate control is about ensuring this climate is maintained. Growers need complete control to eliminate as many variables as possible; this is more difficult in a greenhouse than in a fully controlled enviromental room, due to the effects of ambient conditions. In order to maintain each plant’s microclimate we must be able to control the temperature, humidity, level of CO2, airflow control, irrigation and cooling. At CambridgeHOK we can integrate it all into a sophisticated environmental control computer system.

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HEATING, POWER AND LIGHTING

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Effective heating, power and lighting are essential to producing a successful and fruitful crop. CambridgeHOK is at the forefront of technically advanced climatic control systems that nurture and assist the growing environment needed for each specialist crop.

The world of horticultural lighting is starting a transformation with the beginning of tailored LED light recipes. Specific light spectrums can be custom-made to the crop type to ensure that the energy invested in growth light technology will be converted efficiently into light that your crop recognises. The energy savings can be up to 50%.

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BESPOKE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS

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At CambridgeHOK each build involves engineering challenges. To ensure that every build exceeds the clients’ demand CambridgeHOK prides itself on providing bespoke engineering solutions- if they are required, no matter the problem.

We can providing a full design and interfacing with our own in-house engineering services including- heating, electrics, gas and refrigeration. It is a complete turnkey solution and one CambridgeHOK are please to offer.

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URBAN FARMING

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Vertical farms came about upon the realisation that there isn’t enough agrarian land to grow enough food for our growing population. This quickly spurred the idea that in order to feed everyone we would need to grow up. To think in cubic meters rather than square meters.

The idea that we could grow vertically was revolutionary but the idea and the reality were completely different. However, with fairly recent improvements to horticultural technology the first urban farms are appearing across the world. It was with the introduction of affordable LED lighting that really gave the idea a possibility. The individual light recipes made it possible to grow, healthy, tasty crops without the need for sunlight. Taking this further with high tech irrigation and climate controls it is possible to grow crops without any external influences meaning that it is possible to go crops all year round.

READ ON

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LATEST NEWS

New Glasshouse for Cacti Collection

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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…

Boultham Park Project

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Boultham Park in Lincoln is undergoing a multi-million-pound restoration. This lottery funded project aims to revitalise the park that is loved by the local residents by restoring features but also…

Marwell Zoological Park: Tropical House

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Marwell Zoo are currently undergoing a £17 million investment programme to advance their 140-acre park that is home to hundreds of wild and exotic animals. The latest project of the…

New APS Packhouse

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CambridgeHOK have been employed by the APS Group to maintain pack house cooling at their site on Chichester food park during a new pack house extension project. This project needed...