20 Dec Carluddon Technology Park Ready to Proceed
Cornwall Council has recently secured £5.8m of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the development of Carluddon Technology Park. Following this announcement and the appointment of a main contractor, this exciting project is now ready to proceed.
The Carluddon Technology Park is located within the heart of the Eco-Communities Initiative and close to the Eden Project. Its main focus will be on the development of the Employment Space for Advanced Manufacturing (ESAM), which will be complete and ready for fit out by tenants in Spring 2018.
The ESAM building will have the capacity to provide office/workshop space for up to 27 advanced manufacturing and low carbon businesses and the potential to create up to 75 high skilled jobs by 2023.
Carluddon Technology Park, Cornwall
WWA was appointed via the Cornwall Council Framework to provide Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Health and Safety services on this significant scheme, which also encompasses major infrastructure works. Built to a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standard this exciting building will incorporate many sustainable features and set a benchmark for design, quality and sustainability in the local area.
Associate Partner and Lead Project Manager, David Malen said:
“This project creates bespoke employment spaces for fast developing sectors of the industry. It will act as a catalyst for the continued regeneration of the area and enhance economic investment and growth for the whole of Cornwall.”
Note: The Carluddon Technology Park and Employment Space for Advanced Manufacturing project is receiving up to £5,895,840 of capital funding and £341,985 of revenue funding from the England European Regional Development Fund 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 European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps 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: www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.
Image Courtesy of PBWC Architects.