Aerohub Business Park Workspace Scheme Reaches Major Milestone
Construction of Cornwall Council’s flagship development at the Aerohub Business Park at Cornwall Airport Newquay has marked a major milestone towards its completion with a topping out ceremony.
The development, part of Cornwall Council’s commitment to secure 38,000 new jobs on council land by 2030, is supported by £4.4m of investment from the European Regional Development Fund and £3.1m from the local authority.
The topping out ceremony, which marks having reached the highest point of the new building, saw a sapling planted to signify the milestone. Representatives from the project team, Cornwall Council and the business community gathered to mark the event.
The development, which should be completed in early 2019, will provide 1,005m² of office space in addition to a further eight business/light industrial units totalling 1,904m².
It represents a landmark for the Aerohub Business Park at Cornwall Airport Newquay, from which Cornwall and Virgin Orbit will soon be launching satellites to space from the UK’s first horizontal Spaceport by 2021.
Cllr Bob Egerton, Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Planning and Economy, praised the strategic opportunity presented by the Plot 2 development for businesses and the wider economy of Cornwall: “It offers businesses high-quality accommodation, in a strategic location close to Newquay, the A30, Cornwall Airport Newquay and the Council’s future Spaceport. It will act as a catalyst for investment and jobs across the whole Aerohub Business Park and beyond.”
Mark Duddridge, Chair of the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) said, “Having driven the successful bid for the Enterprise Zone here the LEP is thrilled to see the first phase of the Aerohub Business Park progressing. This combination of office and industrial workspaces promises to be the beginnings of a vibrant community of businesses which will be given a boost by the additional benefits that locating within the Enterprise Zone can offer.”
Steve Double MP for Newquay and St Austell said “This morning I was delighted to attend the topping out ceremony of the new office block at Newquay Aerohub. It was great to visit with Cornwall Council and see the work completed to date on this important site. With the recent Government announcements safeguarding the Newquay-Gatwick route and the continued progress towards the Spaceport, Newquay continues to be the place to be for businesses looking to innovate and grow, and I look forward to the completion of these new facilities in the near future.”
Chris Couch, Area Manager Cornwall for Kier Construction said, “The Aerohub Business Park will bring an array of benefits to the local area and we are delighted to celebrate this latest milestone with a topping out ceremony. We are working with the local supply chain to deliver this exciting project that is set to leave a lasting legacy in the area.”
Small or Medium Sized Enterprises interested in locating in the new state of the art facilities are encouraged to contact Will Oldrieve, Senior Consultant at Vickery Holman on either firstname.lastname@example.org, or 01872 245608.
08 October 2018
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European Regional Development Fund
The project is receiving up to £4,385,818 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for ERDF. Established by the European Union ERDF funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding