Graphic design

SmithsonHill is a joint venture between Hill Commercial Investments and Russell Smith Farms, a large-scale food producer located in Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

Russell Smith Farms has been family run since 1938 and believes that the ongoing synergy between farming, science and technology is vital for future food sustainability.

Together, we are united in our vision for the future of agriculture technologies and seek to encourage non-agricultural sectors to apply their technologies and innovation to the agricultural field. We understand the importance of helping to drive commercialisation in the AgriTech industry and wish to leave a legacy for future generations.

The Project:

SmithsonHill is striving to provide the foundations for commercial collaboration; a physical space where world leaders can apply themselves to improving agricultural productivity, as well as commercialise innovative solutions to sustain the world’s increasing appetite and help combat the effects of climate change.

Our joint venture features a site in the South East of Cambridge which is located close to the A1301 and A505. With the first commercial tenants expected in 2022*, the development comprises of 1,000,000 sq ft of lettable commercial space, that builds upon the crop and technology trials currently existing on site, and the burgeoning AgriTech cluster based in Cambridge.

Included in the plans are a new Incubator Hub for AgriTech start-up and scale-up companies, space for international HQ buildings, improved transport links for site users and local residents, on-site energy generation facilities, sustainable water management and biodiversity improvements to hedges and field margins as part of restoring the historic parkland setting.

For more information, please visit the SmithsonHill website.

*Subject to planning.