Unigro completes build of

propagation glasshouse at Kew Gardens


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A new era for research and development facilities


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New state-of-the-art Unigro field

research facility at RHS Garden Wisley.


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Plant reception and quarantine facility at Kew Gardens


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Unigro launches dedicated maintenance

offering with appointment of Circair.


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GroDome installed at The University

of Warwick Plant Sciences Building


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Complex of controlled environment

chambers at Tremough Campus


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A new era for research and development facilities

October 28, 2014

Unigro has recently installed its latest rooftop GroDome as part of the Life Sciences Building at the University of Bristol.

The Life Sciences Building was officially opened in early October by natural history film-maker, Sir David Attenborough. It is the University’s biggest construction project to-date and will be the focal point for global leading research, needed to tackle the key challenges of the 21st century such as food security and environmental conservation.

The GroDome is a purpose built greenhouse facility that sits on top of the building and is capable of recreating tropical conditions due to its ability to control light, humidity and temperature. It is a fully-contained unit built from double-skinned polycarbonate panels, giving excellent insulation whilst maximising natural light. Control of the lighting, shading, heating, watering and ventilation systems are all automated and can be monitored remotely.

The six compartments range from 15 to 40 square meters in size. Each has independent control of temperature and lighting, allowing researchers to mimic winter growing conditions in summer and vice versa.