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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 Broxbourne Borough Council. 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.”


A vision for the future: Station Gateway in Stevenage


and Chair of Stevenage First, said: “We are committed to the regeneration of Stevenage which will bring much needed investment and ensure that the town realises its full potential.”


Supporting Enterprise and Innovation: Broxbourne A new enterprise centre in Broxbourne is set to create 300 jobs, support 120 businesses and inject £20 million into the local economy. Construction has now started on what


is soon to be the Ambition Broxbourne Business Centre in Hoddesdon. 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. The Centre, designed by award-winning


Ground-breaking ceremony: from left, Herts LEP Board Member David Williams, Andrew Morris of Ashe Construction, Nigel Thomas, Basepoint and Broxbourne Council Leader Mark Mills-Bishop


For further information, interested


Ambition Broxbourne Business Centre: impression by RH Partnership Architects


• bring forward undeveloped land which would not otherwise be brought into supply due to significant infrastructure costs.


Hertfordshire Enviro-Tech Enterprise Zone This multi-site Enterprise Zone for west Hertfordshire sits within the M1/M25 Growth Area; this is identified as a primary focus for jobs and housing growth within Hertfordshire LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan. It is expected to deliver over 8,000 new


jobs, 800 new businesses and an uplift in land values of £120m.


Hertfordshire’s ambition The aims of Hertfordshire’s Enviro-Tech Enterprise Zone are to: • create an internationally recognised employment zone focusing on the emerging enviro-tech sector;


• support business start-up; attracting new overseas and UK investors and secure crucial expansion space for growing businesses;


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In line with Hertfordshire LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan this would be achieved by: • Harnessing our relationship with London and elsewhere


• It would benefit from direct access to the M1, giving easy links to London, the wider South East and the Midlands and provide a gateway to the UK economy.


• Maintaining global excellence in science and technology


• It would sit at the heart of the Golden Research Triangle (Cambridge-London- Oxford) so attract inward investment and support businesses seeking expansion space from restrained sites within Greater London. It would harness the expertise of partnership organisation, The Green Triangle (Building Research Establishment (BRE),


businesses are invited to contact Basepoint Business Centres by emailing broxbourne@basepoint.co.uk or calling 01992 877310.


Rothamsted Research, and the University of Hertfordshire) to establish Hertfordshire as a globally renowned centre of excellence in green technology.


• Providing the foundations for growth • It would strengthen existing links with key sector employers and the Green Triangle Partners would be catalysts for the formation of new enviro-tech firms / business start-ups.


The Delivery Hertfordshire LEP in partnership with St Albans City and District Council and Dacorum Borough Council successfully submitted its bid to Government in 2015. Sites are expected to become available for occupancy on a phased basis from early 2017. For more information contact: Andrew Lee, LEP Programmes Delivery Manager, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership: andrew.lee@hertfordshirelep.co.uk; Tel: 01707 358742.


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