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National Hydroponics Demonstrator and Skills Centre

6th July 2020

Growpura Limited is developing a commercial scale vertical hydroponics demonstrator facility incorporating new and innovative techniques that will complement training capability and product development capability for companies in the region and for application worldwide.

The new facility will be based at Colworth Park in Bedfordshire and will partner with SE Midlands college providers for apprenticeship provision as well as creating 73 new jobs by 2025.

Funding Stream: Local Growth Fund (LGF)
LGF Awarded: £4.5m
Total Project Cost: £22.5m
Project Status: Project approved by the SEMLEP board to complete by May 2021
Projected Outputs: 73 new direct jobs, 130 new apprenticeships and 65 businesses assisted by 2030

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