New £6.9million business centre supports growthPublished Monday 9 September 2019
Harborough District Council (HDC) has appointed Andrew Granger & Co Ltd to manage lettings at the new Harborough Grow On Centre (HGOC) at Compass Point Business Park in Market Harborough.
The business centre hosts office suites ranging from 1,000 – 3,000 square feet with flexibility to meet varying business demand.
SME (small to medium enterprise) companies moving into HGOC will enjoy a number of benefits including integrated business support, rural views with excellent rail and road networks and a communal breakout area where co-workers and clients can learn, create and connect.
Kevin Skipworth, Chartered Surveyor for Andrew Granger & Co Ltd, said: “We are very excited to be acting as the agent for the offices within the Harborough Grow On Centre, working alongside Harborough District Council at this fantastic new facility.”
“It’s a wonderful opportunity for established, growing businesses in the area to achieve more space in brand new surroundings that have been built to high environmental standards [BREEAM Excellent].”
Construction of the new offices, in partnership with Willmott Dixon, started in 2018 and was prompted by a strong requirement for growing SME businesses looking for commercial space to expand and who wanted to stay within Harborough District.
The project was funded by HDC with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP).
HGOC follows the ongoing success of the Harborough Innovation Centre, which Harborough District Council developed and opened in 2011, to provide office space for start-up and new businesses.
For further information regarding letting an office within the Harborough Grow On Centre please contact Andrew Granger & Co Ltd commercial department on 0116 242 9938.
Notes to Editors
European Regional Development Fund
The project is receiving £3,282,500 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) 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 https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.
The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP)
The LLEP is a strategic body led by a Board made up of local government and business leaders as well as senior education and third sector representatives.
The LLEP’s remit is to drive forward regeneration and growth of the local economy, by:
- Working with Government to set out key investment priorities for Leicester & Leicestershire
- Engaging with business, local authorities, Higher Education, Further Education, the voluntary sector and other stakeholders
- Facilitating local partnership working and relations with national Government
- Influencing national Government economic policy and spending
- Investing LLEP funding and aligning partner resources
- Through its investments, influence and activities ensure positive outcomes for the local economy
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