£8 million of Towns Funding secured through economic modelling for Northern Roots in Oldham. 

Northern Roots is spearheading an ambitious and innovative initiative to develop the UK’s largest urban farm and eco-park on 160 acres of green space in Oldham, Greater Manchester, bolstered by an £8m grant from Towns Funding. A pivotal aspect of this initiative was the detailed economic modelling of more than 50 varied activities spanning food, farming, production, catering, retail, leisure, and hospitality. This strategic analysis aimed to pinpoint the optimal operational model, ensuring a harmonious balance between commercial success, environmental enhancement, and wider social impact.

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