29-unit development features offices and workshops following demolition site regeneration
The £4.8 million Beverley Enterprise Centre has been officially opened. The project secured £1.5m from the European Regional Development Fund and £500,000 from the Getting Building Fund, secured by the Hull and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, as part of the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse
Boasting 29 units for businesses, it sits on the Grovehill Industrial Estate, and was brought forward by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Described as a landmark building, it was built by Geo Houlton & Sons Ltd of Hull.
Cllr Jonathan Owen, leader of the council, was joined by constituency MP Graham Stuart, who cut the ribbon, completing the regeneration of a former demolition site.
It is hoped it will provide further economic sustainability for a town that relies heavily on the service sector, retail and the visitor economy.
Cllr Jane Evison, portfolio holder for economic investment, growth and tourism at East Riding Council, said: “We are thrilled with the magnificent Beverley Enterprise Centre and I’m sure it will become a major landmark building both for the businesses and for Beverley as a developing centre for industry.
“The centre will become yet another one-stop shop for both start-up and established businesses in the region and will stand proudly with the other business centres in Bridlington, Driffield, Market Weighton, Hessle, Brough, and of course most recently the RaisE Business Centre in Goole.”
The building – with its construction designed and project-managed by the council’s infrastructure and facilities service – accommodates a combination of office and light industrial workshops ranging from 17 sq m to 79 sq m.
The building also comes with its own green remit, with a 200 sq m solar panel array, EV car chargers, and a low emission and refrigerant design.
It has been awarded a British Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method Excellent design certificate.
Amanda Hoggart, business centre manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, added: “With a wide range of services on offer, in addition to the office space, the Beverley Enterprise Centre is proving to be a huge success already with only three offices now left to rent, since handover in April 2022.
“All our business centres have a front-of-house team to support your business along with access to conference facilities, business support and networking opportunities. Every year our business centres help entrepreneurs achieve their dream of running their own business along with supporting existing businesses to expand and grow with the flexible licence terms.”