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NL: Growy to construct new vertical farm in Amsterdam

CTP, a large European developer, owner, and manager of industrial and logistics properties by gross lettable area (GLA), agreed on a deal with vertical farming company Growy for 4,750 sqm of warehouse and office space at CTPark Amsterdam City in the Western Docklands district of Amsterdam.

At CTPark Amsterdam City, Growy will build a full-scale urban farm for food production, and the office will house its international headquarters in a location close to Schiphol Airport.

Ard van de Kreeke, Growy's founder, says, "Having the facilities to grow fresh, high-quality, and nutritious produce and the infrastructure to facilitate our emission-free distribution operations are essential for Growy's vertical farm in Amsterdam. CTPark Amsterdam City does all of this, providing sustainable, cutting-edge solutions to meet our ambitions for environmentally conscious and commercially viable urban agriculture."

Ronald Dasbach, Managing Director, CTP Netherlands, said: "We are very pleased to have such an international and innovative company in our building, as it fits the philosophy of our concept for CTPark Amsterdam City. Growy's advanced urban farming techniques and environmentally conscious practices make them an ideal tenant for CTP, which, as developer, owner, and operator, is committed to creating an environment where innovation and sustainability can thrive. CTPark Amsterdam City's strategically located position and sustainable state-of-the-art facilities are well-equipped to facilitate Growy's business model to move farming closer to its distribution market in Amsterdam city center and the surrounding areas."

Location benefits
Growy's 4,750 sqm lease at CTPark Amsterdam City comprises 3,578 sqm of warehouse space, 679 sqm of office space, and 477 sqm mezzanine, a considerable investment in space that will enable the company to construct a large-scale, commercial vertical farm, as well as its international headquarters. The park's close proximity to both water and road links enables Growy's produce to be sustainably transported to the city of Amsterdam and surrounding areas.

Looking for a partner that could support its international expansion plans while reflecting its sustainable credentials, CTPark Amsterdam City's location in the heart of the Netherlands' central infrastructure, its proximity to a densely populated residential area, the amenities that are provided and the sustainability benchmark it will set for emission-free logistics, made it the ideal choice for Growy's long-term commercial ambitions.

The complex contains 120,000 sqm of storage and last mile distribution space, spread over several floors, with amenities including a bus service to the Sloterdijk train station, restaurant facilities, security, a large roof garden, and transport over water.

For more information:
Ard van de Kreeke, Farmer

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