Ground-breaking agritech workshops officially open

SRA are delighted to have completed the construction of the new practical workshops and flexible workspaces for agritech research and development business Farm491, situated at the Royal Agricultural University’s farm based site at Harnhill in Gloucestershire. We attended the official opening of the Innovation Hub on 30th June with a celebrity appearance from Countryfile presenter, Adam Henson

The new building sits within the footprint of an existing barn and complements the rural farm setting.  It features double height workshop spaces with pedestrian access doors to the farm on one side and roller shutter doors that provide access to the 491 hectares owned by the RAU on the other side. The high-spec facilities provide affordable, flexible co-working workspaces for agritech start-up companies to test, research and grow.

It is really exciting to be part of the RAU’s vision to create a dynamic new centre for agritech innovation and all the possibilities this brings to push the boundaries of what is possible in agritech. We look forward to breaking ground on the next stage of the development.
— Emma McDermott, Architect