Work began on the polytunnel development in autumn 2015, following the building of the new 5,000m2 glasshouse earlier the same year, and despite the recent wet winter conditions, the completion target of spring 2016 has been met.
The 5,000m2 development of polytunnels takes the total protected growing space at Bransford Webbs to over 5.5 hectares. The construction of the new tunnels will allow for an expansion of spring and summer promotions and allow production staff an increased ability to control the individual growing environment of specific crops leading to further increases in the high quality standards of the plants.
The new tunnels offer improved drainage and irrigation allowing for flexibility for the crops to be grown under cover or in the open.
Managing director Geoff Caesar said of the most recent development: "This build completes an important and exciting phase of development for the business that will enable us to increase production and improve quality for a number of major spring and summer crops."