New home for Clear-flow

Mark Marriott, finance manager, Clear-flow Ltd, talking to Carleen Kelemen, director of the Convergence Partnership Office

Environmental company Clear-flow Ltd has moved into brand new, high quality workspace that has cost more than £867k.

The build, which received £425k ERDF Convergence investment, will enhance the business, opening up opportunities for expansion and job creation.

The new workspace, at United Downs Industrial Park, will receive a BREEAM Excellent rating – a measure of a high standard of environmental performance in commercial and industrial buildings.

Clear-flow Ltd, which was founded in 1982 and is a disposer of liquid waste, had previously operated from two sites about eight miles apart in Bissoe and Camborne as well as a depot in Newton Abbott.

MD James Hustler said: “We are extremely proud of the building which is a step change on where we were before, offers much better working conditions and makes an important statement to our customers. It reflects our desire to enhance the environment whilst saving us money through improved efficiencies. This move provides room for growth and will now allow us to expand whereas the previous premises had been holding us back.”

Carleen Kelemen, director of the Convergence Partnership Office for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, added: “The ERDF Convergence investment in this high spec new build will allow a well established company that has grown steadily over the decades to expand even further as well as become more financially and environmentally efficient.”

The project has provided 580sq m of hybrid workspace and will create 15 new jobs as Clear-flow expands. Architects were the Cornwall based Robertson Partnership with CSA Architects as BREEAM assessors and the construction was carried out by Cathedral Builders. The latter two companies are both based in Truro.

Business Location Services handled the ERDF Convergence application.