Broxbourne breaks new ground for entrepreneurs!
Work has officially begun on a new enterprise centre which is set to create 300 jobs, support 120 businesses and inject £20 million into the local economy.
Broxbourne Borough Council leader Mark Mills-Bishop, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership Board Member David Williams, Nigel Thomas from Basepoint Business Centres and Andrew Morris from Ashe Construction Ltd all took part in the ground-breaking ceremony in Hoddesdon on Wednesday 24 February.
The event at Pindar Road marked the the start of construction on what is soon to be the Ambition Broxbourne Business Centre.
The £4.6m project will provide 20,000 square feet of modern flexible serviced business space. It will focus on the needs of start-up businesses and those existing businesses seeking to grow with the provision of quality accommodation with easy-in, easy-out terms. Other benefits include on-site management, serviced meeting rooms, high speed internet access, free parking and business support.
Hertfordshire LEP allocated £1.8m to the project. David Williams is Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Education and Skills and represents the County Council on Hertfordshire LEP’s Board. He said “The LEP are delighted to be investing in this Centre which will provide flexible, high quality business space that will be very attractive to innovators and entrepreneurs in Hertfordshire’s A10/M11 Growth Area.”
The Centre, designed by award-winning architects R H Partnership, is set to open its doors to businesses in autumn 2016 when Basepoint Business Centres Ltd will operate the facility on behalf of the Council.
Local contractor, Ashe Construction Ltd, will be carrying out the building work.
For further information, interested businesses are invited to contact Basepoint Business Centres by emailing email@example.com or calling 01992 877310.
From left: Herts LEP Board Member David Williams, Andrew Morris of Ashe Construction, Nigel Thomas, Basepoint and Broxbourne Council Leader Mark Mills-Bishop.