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Construction to begin on £5 million science and technology park

Published: Thursday, 12 January 2017   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Construction of a £5million science and technology park will get underway in Burnley to create training and office space for a number of local businesses.

Vision Park will be located near the University of Central Lancashire campus, with initial infrastructure costs – expected to add up to £1.7 million – to be covered by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Those in charge of the campus are already seeking advanced manufacturers, digital-based and start-up companies to make use of the new park.

Construction will continue for over six months, and the first phase of the development will see a range of quality industrial and hybrid units suitable for start-up and established businesses created.

Phases two and three will be used to allow for further development to meet occupiers’ specific requirements and needs so they can make the most of the site.

Situated next to the University of Central Lancashire, the site provides not only excellent building accommodation but the ability for high levels of recruitment across a range of industries.

Solution to a significant problem

Caroline Dakin, co-founder and director at Evolving Edge, a training company based in Burnley, said: “As a new business, one of our biggest challenges was finding affordable office space that also presented the right image for our brand and customers.

“Vision Park looks set to provide a solution to this problem faced by many fellow start-ups and will be especially welcome in a town that was named the most enterprising place in Britain.”

Burnley has become a significant location for advanced manufacturing, and it is hoped that Vision Park will ensure the industry continues to thrive.

The site was backed by the LEP due to its potential to fuel economic growth across the country and also create thousands of new highly skilled and valued jobs in the process.

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