A number of exciting developments are happening within the Alconbury Enterprise Zone. Just this week, work began to create a stylish entrance to the Enterprise Campus at Alconbury Weald; and over in Huntington Town Centre, a one-stop shop has opened for people to find out about the Zone.
Alconbury’s North Gate entrance will be refurbished and landscaped, directing cars, bikes and pedestrians along a newly constructed boulevard lined with mature lime trees towards the incubator, the first new building on site as part of the Enterprise Campus.
Delivery of the work is being carried out by Huntingdon-based civil engineering company Breheny.
Tim Leathes, Project Director for Urban&Civic said:
“From the outset one of our guiding principles has been to craft a place where the natural environment has a strong presence; the refurbished North Gate will show how we are starting as we mean to go on.
“Progress on both the incubator and the Boulevard entrance are all going well, and we can’t wait to open that entrance back up again towards the end of this year.”
And Alconbury’s new town centre shop will not only provide information about the 20-year development, but will also be used to promote contract opportunities to local businesses. In time it will become the jobs hub as the development both takes forward major construction and landscaping work onsite and attracts new businesses who want to recruit people from the local area.
Rebecca Britton, Communities and Partnerships for Urban&Civic said:
“We’ve been inviting as many people as we can in to see the place, talk about the plans, listen to views and ideas and answer questions. Having a base in the town centre enables us to reach more people, and is part of our plans to ensure we maximise the potential for local businesses and local people to benefit from the opportunities.”
The shop will also be used as a centre for events and courses linked to the development through partnerships with Jobcentre Plus, the Regional College, the Local Enterprise Partnership and local authorities.
For more information on the developments at Alconbury Enterprise Zone see: http://www.alconbury-weald.co.uk/news-event/general-news/work-starts-refurbish-former-entrance-alconbury-weald