The Buckingham Hotel, Buxton, UK

Project Description


From Urban Agriculture at the Buckingham Hotel in Buxton, Derbyshire:

“. . . the hotel proposes to include a small internal area (39 m2) for a Hydroponic Vertical Farm located in the basement. Crops will be grown in Supra™ Rotary Gardens (manufactured by Omega Garden™ Institute) which do not require natural light.

A single garden has a footprint of only 0.75 m2 (8 ft2) but can accommodate 80 plants. The gardens are 1m (38 in) tall and stackable up to 6 high, massively increasing the already impressive yield/area (though spatial constraints mean we are limited to 5 high).

Growing conditions will be optimised, so as to achieve a maximum harvest cycle of 20 days.