Northern Devon Business Park and Enterprise Centre
The Enterprise Centre is the flagship building at Devon County Council’s emerging Business Park development at Roundswell, near Barnstaple.
The Centre will offer high-quality office and collaboration space. It will provide tailored support for entrepreneurs, business start-ups, and small and medium-sized businesses that have potential for high growth and innovation, and is complementary to Petroc’s new Centre for Technology & Innovation Excellence (CoTIE) and Institute of Technology.
An expert operator will deliver the business support and run the centre on behalf of Devon County Council.
The remainder of the employment land on the site will be marketed for sale for mixed business uses later this year and, when fully developed, the business park is expected to support around 350 jobs, with 100 of these hosted in the Enterprise Centre.
The Business Park and Enterprise Centre will benefit the whole of the northern Devon economy by creating jobs, retaining and attracting talent and skilled labour, and encouraging inward investment.
Contractor ISG is developing the site for Devon County Council. Work started on site in October 2019.
Good progress is being made on site and the main building work remains on target to be completed by the end of this year.
Devon County Council has launched its search for operators to run the Northern Devon Enterprise Centre.
The start of work on the Enterprise Centre development for northern Devon has been marked with a turf cutting ceremony.
When does the Enterprise Centre open?
Construction of the Enterprise Centre is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. First businesses are expected to move in in early 2021.
The wider business park road infrastructure is also due to be completed by the of 2020.
The development of the Enterprise Centre is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal, and Devon County Council.
The project is receiving up to £2,932,162 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 www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding.
Interested in bringing your business to the business park?
If you are interested in one of the development plots at the site you are invited to contact the Council’s property agents NPS South West, Diane Rider on 01392 351209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ahead of the appointment of the Centre operator, NPS is also registering early interest in space at the Enterprise Centre – contact Chris Bouchard on 01392 351052 or email email@example.com.