Maximum yield, maximum efficiency

The Green Build Systems (GBS) team have utilised their design and manufacturing skills to create bespoke “plug and play” modular vertical / urban farm solutions that fill the gap between the smaller scale “container” farms, and the vast industrial scale commercial entities (often under glass) & costing millions to buy and many years to truly make a return on investment.

We have successfully designed a modular farm system for a new client which is exclusive to them and is based upon a hydroponic system. The fully operational vertical farm is a working design and is available to view by appointment. It may be seen, complete with crops grown in it, which are the responsibility of our own horticultural research and development team.



The Modular Vertical Farm has been designed in multiple sizes each having been tested using mathematical modelling techniques, intended to provide maximum yield for the proposed use and the growing system required for crop style.

The fully operational farm (pictured) offers an internal growing area footprint of some 77 sqm. or 829 sq. feet. More importantly being a vertical system, it gives a maximum growing area of almost 4,900 cubic feet (138 Cubic m).

The Modular Vertical Farm solution, as indicated, can be slightly larger than that as shown above, allowing a complete new row of growing modules and thereby, increase yields further over virtually the same footprint.

GBS will be able to offer different sized farms for specific purposes, which is the beauty of having everything encased within a modular structure.

“Indoor farmers do not have to pray for rain, or sunshine, or moderate temperatures, or anything else related to the production of food crops, for that matter.” – The Vertical Farm


Designed by GBS and fitted with the state-of-the-art technology from strategic partners Sananbio, the farm utilises their modular RADIX grow solution. This is scalable up to 8 layers and their customisable light-bed height allows optimised growth rates at every stage of plant growth.

  • Built on a timber frame (using only sustainable timbers) and cladded using Volcanic ash boards, the modular structure is fully insulated.
  • The insulation has a reflective breather membrane offering exceptional thermal performance.
  • The unit has rubber roof fitted and comes complete with rainwater harvesting system.
  • The building can be fitted with a hybrid renewable energy solar Panel system generating electricity and thermal energy (optional).
  • CO² boost is integrated into the system.
  • Built-in access hatches.
  • External area for Air-Con units.
  • Tech room included for water tanks, plumbing systems, etc.
  • Decontamination room / airlock complete with 2 mtr. Sinks, benches, and lockers.
  • All internal wall surfaces are food and medical grade finishes and hospital grade flooring.
  • Auxiliary lighting fitted.
  • 20 stations fitted with workspace in the centre of the prototype system.
  • Fully integrated system with VegMax LED lighting with optimised spectrums.
  • Nutrient delivery system is a hybrid of NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) and DWC (Deep Water Culture) with a gravity-driven water circulation system.
  • The racking system is designed in high-density food grade polypropylene and scalable to 8 layers.
  • Installed with the latest slimline H-Vac system designed to condition the space to maintain correct temperature, air flow and air moisture levels for positive growth.
  • Delivered ready for on-site build and installation.

The Modular Vertical Farm is a unique modular building with eaves allowing greater capture of thermal energy.

When using vertical tower systems, this will allow the user to utilise every cubic inch of available crop growing space.

All GBS vertical farms are bespoke to client’s practical requirements.
We are not simply manufacturing a “one size fits all solution.


As well as our current horizontal hydroponic system, we can equally utilise other systems such as
Hydroponic Vertical Towers, and Aeroponic Systems.


The GBS team can design urban and vertical modular farms that can be delivered in flat-pack format ready for our installers can build on-site.

Either have the GBS Modular building in our timber-framed sustainably responsible sourced timber format, or for particularly adverse climatic conditions, it can be constructed from our own insulated composite GBS Eco-Panels.

Starting Small?

No problem.

We could easily design a fully insulated smaller farm down to a 20ft purpose built
modular container and expand it as your requirement grows.

With a modular concept and the GBS design team – all things are possible.

Call us on: +44 (0) 113 733 5186 to find out more!