On Thursday 25th April the first multi million pound development to be completed on the Kingmoor Park Enterprise Zone, will be open to the public.  Between 8.30am and 12.30pm, the doors to 19 new, high tech business units, which have been part funded with European Regional Development Funding, will be open for anyone who wants to view them.


Neil McIntyre, Kingmoor Park’s Managing Director, explains:


“These new units represent the completion of the first major development on the Enterprise Zone.  It’s a chance for us to open up the site for anyone interested in seeing the scale of development here and of course to view the units.  They are ideally suited for anyone thinking of setting up a new business or small expansions.  They have been built to the highest quality and range from 1,550sqft to 4,360sqft and are available for sale or to let.  They also come with all the benefits associated with being located on the Enterprise Zone that means qualifying companies are entitled to the associated benefits of up to five years business rate relief of up to £275,000 as well as simplified planning permission and superfast broadband”.


Once occupied these new units have the potential to add hundreds of new jobs to Kingmoor Park’s ever increasing employment numbers, which currently stands at 2,500.  The management team predict that there is the potential on site to create a further 5,000 over the next 10 years.


Whilst this is the first development to be completed on the Enterprise Zone there are many more lining up over the coming months including the completion of a brand new 10,000sqft headquarters for DSD Construction on Kingmoor Park North.  Meanwhile the Sytner Group are getting ready to officially open their newly built 40,000sqft, high tech dealership which will result in the creation of 50 new jobs.  Also, planning permission is expected to be approved in the next week for Phase 1 of the ModVillage, a first for Cumbria.  This innovative project will see the creation of a modular village from refurbished shipping containers, which will create a vibrant space for small businesses to grow. Similar projects have been extremely successful in other parts of the country.


Kingmoor Park began it’s 20th anniversary celebrations earlier this month when Brian Scowcroft shared a special cake with staff members past and present. A series of events are planned throughout the year including a community garden with a nod to the site’s MOD future.


For more information please contact Emily Robson on 01228 674114 or email emily.robson@kingmoorpark.co.uk

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