New business park underway

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Construction has started this month on a new business development at Quintrell Downs, near Newquay.

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Work to build six speculative units has got underway thanks to a £2.1 million investment from the Convergence Programme; match funded by local developer Fortdown Developments Ltd.

The units, ranging in size from 170sqm to 837sqm, will be highly sustainable and built to BREEAM ‘Excellent’ standards ensuring the delivery of high energy performance buildings, and will also have solar panels installed.

John Richards from Fortdown Developments said: “For me, one of the reasons companies start up or relocate is to benefit from the beautiful environment Cornwall has to offer.

“By incorporating these green elements into the units we have made every effort to make the buildings highly sustainable thereby reducing energy costs for future occupiers for years to come.”

John Pollard, Leader of Cornwall Council and joint deputy chair of the Convergence Local Management Committee, added: “This development is another good example of private investment working with the ERDF Convergence programme to unlock development potential for future economic growth.

“The Quintrell Downs site demonstrates that the ERDF Programme is committed to developing appropriate workspace across Cornwall and this is something that I wholeheartedly welcome.”

The units are available either on a sale or lease basis and interested parties should contact the joint agents Alder King or Stratton Creber Commercial.