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Transactions - SEPTEMBER 14, 2021

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ASI teams up with Square Mile Farms

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Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), with the help of Square Mile Farms, has installed a vertical, hydroponic farm at The Hub, a private rental housing scheme in Harrow, a large town in Greater London.

The Harrow Hub Residents’ Farm is believed to be the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. According to ASI, this move is a sign of its ambition to set the benchmark in the booming shared-living sector, while embracing high environmental standards. As well as fitness facilities, a café and workspace, The Hub, which is leased and managed by JLL, now has its very own herb and vegetable supply.

“This is a trial initiative with Square Mile Farms and the quality of the farm is fantastic, with the fit out carried out in a very professional manner,” said Haseeb Hassan, senior investment manager, ASI. “We are really keen to see the level of resident engagement in growing their own fresh produce onsite and their interest in sustainable living in general. The farm will

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