Research & Study Glasshouse Structures

Universities, schools, and research organisations require a different glasshouse specification than that found in a typical commercial structure. Either a Venlo or a Wide Span glasshouse can be used, and will often include toughened glass for safety. Numerous small compartments, each independently controlled by the environmental computer give complete flexibility to the user.

Our structures can be sealed to the standards often required by research organisations.

Typically the overall size of the glasshouse is small relative to commercial projects, however inside we need to install all of our services, including benching, screens, heating, irrigation, computer & electrics, concrete floors, and any specialised equipment required.


University of Cambridge Botanic Garden Research Facility - view gallery

Area: 941 m2
Use: Research Facility
Year Completed: 2011
Glasshouse Structure: Venlo to GM Standard, Aluminium gutter, 3.2m bays on a 6.4m lattice, 4m sections, Insect Netting
Heating: Hot water, Gilled Pipes Under bench
Horizontal Screens: Horizontal Thernal/Shade Screen XLS 17 Revolux Fire Retardant, Horizontal Blackout Screen XLS 15 Obscura A/A +B/B Firebreak, Rack & Pinion Drive
Vertical Screens: Thernal Twin Roll Screens ILS 10 Revolux, Blackout Roll Tube Screens ILS Hortirolls Revolux W/W
Benches: Static/Mobile Weldmesh Benches Throughout + Trespa, and Rubber topped Benches
Irrigation: Hand watering points
Electrics: Heating, Screens, Vents, Fans, Irrigation, Lighting and Sockets
Computer: Full Environmental Control System

Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) - view gallery

Area: 1,770 m2
Use: Research Facility
Year Completed: 2010
Glasshouse Structure: Venlo, Aluminium gutter, 3.2m & 2.5m bays on a 6.4m lattice, 4m sections
Heating: Hot water, Under bench, Air Conditioning
Screens: Horizontal Roof Screen, Pullwire Mech
Ventilation: Roof & Wall Supply & Extraction Units
Irrigation: Piped to every bench and growing area, Hand watering points
Electrics: Heating, Screens, Vents, Fans, Irrigation, Lighting and Sockets
Computer: Full environmental control system
Benches: Static and mobile benches throughout, with weldmesh tops

Westhaven School

Area: 155m2
Use: Environmental Studies Glasshouse
Year Completed: 2009
Glasshouse Structure: Venlo, Aluminium Gutter, 3.2m Bays on 6.4m Lattice, 4.0m Sections, 3.3m Post Height
Heating: Air Heaters, controlled by Sirius computer
Roof Screens: Horizontal Roof Screen, Pullwire Mech, Bonar Phormium PH 55 Flame protect cloth. Vertical screens PHL 55
Benching: Static benching throughout + misting/prop benches
Irrigation: Automatic "Leaky pipe" on all benches, plus mist propagation unit
Electrics: heating, screens, irrigation, vents, lighting & sockets.
Computer: Bridge Sirius GC computers

University of Wales, Bangor - view gallery

Area: 290 m2
Use: Research & Study
Year Completed: 2008
Greenhouse Structure: BS6399, Venlo, aluminium gutters, 3.2m bays, 9.6m lattice, 3m sections, 3.7m post height.
Heating: Hot water, perimeter & under bench finned pipes.
Screens: Horizontal roof screen, pullwire mech, PH66 Flame protect cloth.
Benching: static & mobile throughout.
Electrics: heating, screens vents, lighting & sockets
Control: Full enviromental control system.

Bridgwater College - view gallery

Area: 1,088 m2 (~ 0.27 Acres)
Use: Research and Study
Year Completed: 2005/2006
Greenhouse Structure: Widespan, 8.0m Spans, 4.0m Sections, 2.7m Post Height
Heating: Hot Water, High level pipes
Screens: Horizontal Roof Sreen, Rack & Pinion Mech, With XLS Revolux 17 F (fire retardant)
Electrics: Access lighting throughout, all heating, screens, greenhouse controls.
Computer: Full environmental control system

Cambridge Algae Innovation Centre - view gallery

Area: 153.6m2
Use: Research & Study
Year Completed: 2015
Structures: Venlo, 3.2m bay on 6.4m lattice, 4m sections, 4.8m post, aluminium gutters, 2 x aluminium doors, one with top & one with bottom rollers, toughened safety glass
Screens: Thermal Screens, pull wire system, aluminium ultra-lock 44 profile with ultra-delay slip block, insect netting
Electrics & Control: vent motor, screen motor, lights, emergency exit, door signage, fans, MCC Panel and HMS control system

Brooksby Melton College - view gallery

Greenhouse Structure: Venlo, aluminium gutter, 3.2m bay on 6.4m lattice, 4m section
Area: 713.20m2
Use: Research Facility
Year Completed: 2015
Heating: Hot water piped heating, 2 x LPG boilers, rated at 110Kw each Installed & connected to the heating system
Screen: Thermal Screen, Rack & Pinion system, Aluminium ultra-lock 44 leading edge profile, XLS 16 REVOLUX cloth, Vertical Integrated roll gable screen between the purlins - ILS Hortiroll Revolux w/w cloth
Irrigation: Hand watering system, External irrigation tank, capacity of 54,000 L
Benches: 2 no. of static benches dim. 1.2m W X 12m L, electric heat mat c/w thermostat.
Electrics: Wiring up to the heating, benches, screens, fans, vents, irrigation, lights & environmental control.

University of Reading Upgrade - view gallery

Area: 64m2
Use: Research & Study
Year Completed: 2016
Greenhouse Structure: Venlo, 3.2m bay on 5/6.4m lattice, 5m section, post height 3.8m
Screens: Vertical Twin Roll Screens
Heating: Hot water heating System, 51mm High level loops supported on the lattice with customized brackets & installed to run at two different heights.
Trolleys: Designed, assembled & installed 4 automated Trollies in the existing garages.
Lights: LED Lights
Electrics: Heating, Screens, Ventilation, Fans, Trolleys, LED Lights, External Weather station.

University of West of England - view gallery

Area: 204.8m2
Year Completed: 2017
Use: Research Facility
Greenhouse Structure: Venlo, Aluminium Gutter, 3.2m bay on 6.4m Lattice, 2.5m/3m sections, Post height 4.0m, Insect Mesh, Plant room is built with Hortiwhite glass.
Screens: Bonar PH66 Flame Protect Energy/Shade cloth, pull wire system
Heating: Hot water, Finned tube Heating System, Heat Exchanger connected to district heating.
Electrics: Heating, Ventilation, Screens, Vents, Fans, LED Lights & Sockets
Computer: Tomtech Environmental control computer
Lights: Phytolux LED Grow Lights
Irrigation: Bench top drip system with capillary matting, Irrigation tank

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