St James’ Industrial Estate gets an upgrade
Building works are due to start on a £6million business development in Chichester. Chichester District Council is redeveloping its St James’ Industrial Estate site in Westhampnett Road to offer 30 industrial units, due to be completed by summer 2022. The estate was in need of updating and is part of the council’s desire to provide quality business accommodation throughout the district.
“Inward investment and helping local businesses to grow and thrive is a key priority for us. We are doing a huge amount of work in this area – from encouraging businesses to relocate here, through to helping entrepreneurs and start-ups expand their businesses, and developing and increasing our business accommodation,” says Cllr. Tony Dignum, Cabinet Member for Growth, Place and Regeneration at Chichester District Council.
“A few years ago, we opened a £6 million business centre to provide affordable accommodation for new or small to medium sized businesses. The Enterprise Centre, located in Terminus Road in Chichester, is operationally managed by Basepoint on behalf of the council. Almost all of the business units are currently occupied. Some of the businesses that originally started at the Enterprise centre have now gone on to bigger premises.”
Chris Wingham, CEO at Mildren Construction Ltd, added: “We are delighted to renew our partnership with Chichester District Council following the contract award for the re-construction of the St James’ Industrial Estate. The new facilities will be sustainably built and energy efficient, and the employment space will bring lasting benefit to the local economy.”
The council successfully bid for £1.1 million of funding from the Coast to Capital ‘Getting Building Funds’ which will go towards the redevelopment.
Businesses who are interested in finding out more about the new accommodation can call 01243 534632 or email [email protected].