Urban farm set to blossom in Sydney office tower

A huge urban farm that will produce 30 different varieties of microgreens has been brought to life in a Sydney office tower.

The 11-floor office tower, home to Macquarie Group at 1 Shelley Street, will now be blessed with its very own Garden of Eden capable of producing up to 80 kilograms of microgreens per week!

Property funds manager Charter Hall has teamed up with Urban Green to deliver the vertical farm that will occupy 1,000sqm of basement space at the Sydney CBD site.

Charter Hall’s Managing Director and Group CEO, Mr David Harrison, said: “It’s fantastic to partner with such an inventive and forward-thinking business like Urban Green Sydney, and I’m excited to have them join our tenant customer community at 1 Shelley Street.”

What was previously an under-utilised space is now re-imagined and a prime example of not only the evolving nature of our workplaces, but how innovative business partnerships can bring sustainability and social benefits to our CBDs.

Charter Hall’s Managing Director and Group CEO – Mr David Harrison

The partnership aims to not only supply some of the city’s most popular restaurants, but also to show Sydneysiders how easy is it to grow their own nutrient dense foods at home.

Director of Urban Green Sydney, Noah Verin, told of his excitement about the move to 1 Shelley Street and said that as workers begin to return to the office, more and more people will be able to benefit from the urban farm.

“We’re thrilled to officially launch Sydney CBD’s largest vertical urban farm,” he said.

This move will allow us to educate more people about the benefits of vertical farming and also boost our production capacity.

Director of Urban Green Sydney – Noah Verin

Charter Hall’s CXO, Natalie Devlin, said: “As people return to the CBD in greater numbers, we look forward to seeing tenants and locals engage with the space and pick up some fresh produce.”

Together, with Urban Green Sydney, we will deliver healthier and more sustainable outcomes for workers and the wider community.

Charter Hall Chief Experience Officer – Natalie Devlin

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