Birch Farm is a 5.0MW site located near Colchester in Essex. The plant was acquired in September 2015 and has been operational since June 2015. The site has produced 1.6GWh (–1.0% vs budget) since acquisition to 31 March 2016. The acquisition cost was £5.3m and the investment value at year end was £5.5m, which is 1.4% of the portfolio value. The site also enabled an energy supply to be created at an adjoining recycling facility.