April 4, 2013
Throws Farm Upgrade
Redevelopment of our Throws Farm Technology Centre is underway as part of a major investment programme by Agrii and parent company Origin Enterprises plc into research and progressive innovation to keep our agronomists and farming clients ahead.
Work has now commenced at the Essex site, and the whole team at Throws has been involved with the upgrade plans to ensure the centre is fit for the future.
Robin Leathart, who is managing the project explained: “The development will see the erection of a new Technical Building to house purpose built laboratories and sample preparation facilities and there will be enhanced storage space for grain, fertiliser and machinery storage”
“A glasshouse, used for early-stage plant breeding work, has been improved and there will be new office accommodation for the trials team”, he adds.
At the heart of the development will be a state of the art conference and meeting facility that will provide a first class venue to support Agrii’s work to demonstrate agronomic advances to farmers and advisers.
Colin Lloyd, Agrii’s Head of Agronomy commented: “We are entering an exciting time in terms of farming technologies and Agrii are committed to connecting the benefits of new agri-science with practical farming. The end result of the upgrade at Throws will be a farm and trials complex that will complement our plan to expand and progress all forms of research in the future”.
Detailed design is complete and construction will commence in May, with the intent of being complete by July 2014.