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Project reaches new heights

A PIONEERING project in East Northamptonshire, which will provide high-quality business accommodation and support to small and micro enterprises, is attracting international interest.

Enterprise Centre, East Northants will open its doors next spring. While construction is under way, with the completion of the external fascia of the building due to be complete next month, the first-rate centre has already received interest from more than 30 businesses, including one from France.

East Northamptonshire Council, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) and ASHE construction are working in partnership to deliver the centre, which will provide small and micro enterprises with a space for their business to start and grow.

Businesses will be offered support from a range of business support organisation including Enterprising East Northants, the council’s economic development arm, and the SEMLEP Growth Hub. Tenants will also be able to make meaningful connections with their neighbouring businesses through a variety of network events and the provision of a number of informal meeting and collaboration spaces within the centre.

Cllr Steven North, Leader of East Northamptonshire Council, said: “We are just months away from opening our flagship project – Enterprise Centre, East Northants and we are pleased that we have already received interest from more than 30 businesses.

“We will soon celebrate having an operator on board who will work with us to drive this project forward ready for its official opening this Spring.”

East Northamptonshire Council, which is delivering the £8m project, received £1.69m funding from SEMLEP’s Local Growth Fund towards the project and is working with industry specialists ASHE construction and Total Project Integration to deliver the centre as part of Enterprising East Northants, the council’s plan for economic growth and prosperity.

To register your interest or for more information call 0808 1787 060 or visit www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/ecen

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