The UK’s largest urban farm was developing a site master plan and needed strategic advice. With a complex mix of functions - horticulture, agriculture, retail, catering and hospitality - extensive data was needed to form a strong model of operations.
The University of Salford, who were working with the farm’s design team, approached FoodSync for guidance. The FoodSync team’s strategic modelling work underpinned site planning, commercial viability assessment and forecasting on the farm’s environmental and social impact.
Operational and capital expenditure models were developed for core activities. And additional revenue streams - including value-added products, experiences and training - were evaluated. Oldham’s Towns Fund application - where they were awarded £8 million - was shaped by this project’s economic modelling.
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