The planning permission for Thanet Earth allows us to construct up to seven greenhouses. So far we have constructed five. The investment required is enormous, with the projected cost of completing all seven standing at £135m. With such a big investment, it's no surprise that there are a number of partners in the venture.
The UK's largest privately-owned fresh produce supplier, Fresca Group Ltd, originally purchased the site and maintains a 50% stake in the marketing business on site that sells the crops (Thanet Earth Ltd). The remaining 50% of the Thanet Earth business is owned by companies who are specialist growers - Kaaij Greenhouses UK Ltd, Rainbow Growers, A&A Growers and Fresca Group Ltd. These companies have purchased their own greenhouse plot and constructed their greenhouse at Thanet Earth. They all pack and market their crops through Thanet Earth Ltd.