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INTEGRATING FARMS INTO BUILDINGS WE LIVE AND WORK IN

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APPROPRIATE URBAN FARMING SOLUTIONS MODULAR, INDOOR, SCALABLE, PROFITABLE

GROWER

YOUR NEXT GENERATION FARM, GUARANTEED OUTPUT, INDEPENDENT OF SEASON AND CLIMATE

F&B

MICROGREENS IN YOUR JUICE BAR FOOD BRANDS FOR LOCAL MARKETS NEW IDEAS ON SUPERMARKET POINT OF SALE

ARCHITECTS

INTEGRATING FARMS INTO BUILDINGS WE LIVE AND WORK IN

GOVERNMENT

SOCIETAL CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY
PROVIDING JOBS, SOCIAL MOBILITY, INCREASED HEALTH AND WELL BEING

COMMUNITY

PARTNER WITH US FOR YOUR COMMUNITY PROJECT AND LET V-FARM BE YOUR AGENT FOR CHANGE

NGO

PROVIDING LOCAL GROWING SOLUTIONS & TEMPORARY EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS

MEDICAL

ON-DEMAND GUARANTEED AND CONSTANT SUPPLY OF REPLICABLE PLANT MATERIAL

RESEARCH

TRAINING THE BIO-SCIENTISTS & GROWERS OF TOMORROW

CORPORATE

PARTNERING WITH COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS

V-FARM IS YOUR IDEAL PARTNER FOR INTEGRATING FOOD PRODUCTION INTO CITY INFRASTRUCTURE

Significant changes are taking place with how we live and use the land around us. Changing demographics, such as an ageing population and increased urbanisation means more people living in smaller spaces and a greater need for public spaces in which to socialise and congregate.

Sustainability concerns are causing some consumers to prefer mixed use developments where they can live, shop and work all within walking distance. The growing middle classes in Latin America and Asia maintain a strong association between consumption and pleasure, driving the need for more engaging shopping experiences. And finally, the e-commerce revolution and the rise of digital technologies are fundamentally reshaping consumer expectations and shifting the function of stores toward useful and entertaining customer experiences.

V-farm urban farms can differentiate the consumer offering, with a focus on experience and convenience. Educational units where families can come and learn, experience, eat freshness on site, link with mall based chefs for cooking lessons and of course, buy fresh produce to take home.

In turn, urban and peri-urban expansion is placing increasing strain
on the food industry and associated resources such as water, energy and arable land. As a result, the global market is experiencing increased food price volatility and Governments around the world are taking drastic steps to mitigate the future risks and challenges associated with their development goals.

Feeding the world population is now becoming practically "feeding the cities" bringing huge opportunities within the agritechture sector and for V-Farm and our Clients. V-Farm systems are modular and designed specifically with standard building floor to ceiling levels in mind so as to utilise existing buildings as well as fitting perfectly into new build projects, basement area and social spaces.

When choosing to mix in vertical farming units into your build then existing multi level buildings bring far more flexibility as you can adapt the growing to seasonal market value effect and have different environments on different levels, plus if you have a crop problem or need to wash down your facility you can do so at a floor at a time and part can still be producing crop. In a large scale single warehouse (grand room) style solution you do not have this flexibility, it is a fixed environment and fixed crop.

With an existing building is can be adapted to crop growing much faster than a new build and possibly attract local government funding support.

SYMBIOTIC SYSTEM

A Symbiotic System brings together municipal infrastructure such as heating, cooling, biogas, waste, water and energy. It combines these with V-Farm food production to deliver integrated solutions to social spaces:

  • Redevelopment/Retrofitting
  • New Buildings
  • Farm Extensions

REDEVELOPMENT

If you are changing the use of empty areas of existing real estate, integrating sustainable food production can be an excellent way of adding value and a USP in a competitive retail environment.

  • Redundant retail outlets as community hubs
  • Office buildings empty floors for air scrubbing and crop selling
  • Buildings basements or underground parking
  • Disused factories, old industrial sites
  • Bespoke concepts

NEW BUILDING

V-farm solutions can easily fit into schemes for:

  • Residential buildings
  • Office buildings
  • Hotels and event complexes
  • Retail malls
  • Bespoke projects for research establishments, hospitals, airports and mixed-use projects

Small Vertical farms in office complexes

Even a small-scale vertical farm right in the heart of the city sometimes makes sense. Concepts developed prove that urban food production marketed as ready to eat products to office workers made the same profit for the real-estate developer as office rentals.

  • Brand green-up
  • Income generation from selling crop could be greater than rental income
  • Health and wellbeing of workforce

UNDERGROUND BELOW RETAIL OUTLETS

Making use of the thermal insulation of underground situations, systems can be designed with heat transfer and crops grown for retail outlets above.

  • Low transport
  • Low rent
  • Thermally insulated

SHOPPING MALLS AS SOCIAL LIVING WORKING SPACES

To survive in the digital age, malls will need to reinvent themselves. Adding an urban farm is a great way to do this. No longer are they primarily about shopping, now, when consumers visit malls, they are looking for experience. The large modern mall is at the heart and soul of communities, the foundation of retail economies, and a social sanctuary for the new millennia.

  • Raising footfall
  • Better tenant mix
  • Attraction for high-end restaurants
  • Increased attractiveness
  • Huge positive environmental and social impact