Work started today on the new £8 million Cornwall Bio Park at Scorrier.
Hallenbeagle Estates Ltd, which match funded the Converegence programme’s £4 million investment, has commenced the infrastructure and remediation works on the east site of the project.
The site is split in two, on either side of the Penzance to Paddington railway line, near to the main A30.
Cormac has been awarded the tender to construct the infrastructure and complete the mining and knotweed remediation on-site. They will be supervised by quantity surveyors, Ward Williams Associates, and it is expected that the works will take approximately 16 weeks.
The remedial works will open up the site which on completion will deliver 13.5ha of employment land split into serviced industrial plots.
The project will provide 23 industrial plots with opportunities for business investment and the creation of new jobs.
Russell Dodge, director of Hallenbeagle Estates Ltd, said: “We are delighted to have commenced construction on the site. The project is a major economic investment in the area that will lead to significant job creation over the next few years. We have significant interest from companies in the Cornwall Bio Park and hope to be able to make announcements in the near future.”