About the project

We plan to develop a 40-hectare series of low-carbon greenhouses on previously quarried land at Bradwell, to the Eastof Braintree, Essex.

growing tomatoes in Essex
ripening tomatoes

The big idea

Our plan

The quarry offers a unique situation, where waste heat and CO2 can be utilised by the greenhouses. We will do this through a collaboration with the Indaver Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF),which is currently under construction.

The Rivenhall Greenhouse will provide 420 full-time jobs and 80 part time jobs, along with injecting circa £300 million into the Braintree economy from full-time salaries in the first 20 years of operation. With this, the construction phase will inject circa £4.14 million into the local hospitality sector.

Once operational the greenhouse will provide an annual injection of circa £600,000 into local agriculture supply businesses, whilst producing 28,194 tonnes of tomatoes per year. This would offset 7.1% of UK tomato imports from Southern Spain, Morocco and Holland.

The greenhouse delivers an operational blueprint for Essex County Council and Braintree District Council’s respective climate change strategies.



28,194 tonnes

of tomatoes produced per year

£4.14 million

injected into the local hospitality sector

7.1% offset

of UK tomato imports

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