OTHER BUILDINGS & FACILITIES

MushroomsResearching new Agriculture TechniquesStarfield Centre Magrath requires all the regular infrastructure associated with agriculture and food processing but because it doubles as an agriculture education and research centre it contains several types of specialty buildings and amenities as well. These building are ergonomically designed to create a healthy and productive environment for the employees and students.

 

The Starfield Centre research laboratory facilitates new innovations and applications for wider benefit adding to global knowledge and will strive to be a leading source for new ideas, methods, techniques and innovations across a wide range of horticulture disciplines and related industries.

 

The educational component provides an ideal environment for students to experience applied science and try out new and innovative practices. Areas of study could include economics (discovering new technologies and processes), social impact (better understanding of food consumer trends), environmental (improved sustainable growing practices) and health related (better understanding of plant nutrients and the body).

 

 

Shipping, Receiving & Food Processing

  • Shipping, Receiving & Food ProcessingFood Processing, Freezing, Solar Drying.
  • Transport, Shipping and Receiving.
  • Nominal Size: 30 x 80 meters
  • Orientation: Designers Discretion
  • Temperature Range: 18C ~ 23C
  • Service life:   50 years minimum
  • Internal Container Buildings (Office Space and Storage areas)
  • Dugout and Under Cover
  • Concrete Pads for heavy equipment
  • Max quiet fans and air circulation

 

On-site Laboratory

  • Water and Biological ResearchWater and Biological Research
  •  Nominal Size: 50 x 50 meters
  • Orientation: Designers Discretion
  • Temperature Range: 18C ~ 23C
  • Service life:   50 years minimum
  • Internal Container Buildings (Office Space and Storage areas)
  • Dugout and Under Cover
  • Concrete Flooring finished with appropriate covering
  • Geothermal Heat and Earth Tunnel Cooling
  • Max quiet fans and air circulation and extraction fans
    Note all extraction fans to be vented separately away from fresh air intake vents
  • Quiet seating areas – Zone of silence for contemplation and private meetings
  • Parking area for two 40’ containers for water testing equipment.

 

Solar Power Array

Part of Starfield Centre's commitment to sustainable communities and agriculture includes a strong emphasis on incorporating renewable energy sources wherever possible. To this end we have dedicated the outside of the north berm to a solar panel array which will run the entire east west length of the property. Part of the mandate of the Innovation Centre will be to find new methods of harnessing wind, solar and other energy sources to reduce the environmental footprint of the facility.

The North Berm of the Starfield Magrath Facility will feature a Solar Array

Mushrooms grown in a Greenhouse

Starfield Centre, Naturally Nutritious Vegetables

Researching new Agriculture Techniques

  • Shipping, Receiving & Food Processing
  • Water and Biological Research

The North Berm of the Starfield Magrath Facility will feature a Solar Array

Mushrooms grown in a Greenhouse

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