Hyperfast connected workspace that will create a working community for over 1,000 people is being planned in the Camborne Pool Redruth area of Cornwall.
The project will allow 500 jobs to be created through enabling business growth and attracting new businesses to the area.
The term ‘hyperfast’ connectivity refers to speeds of 10Gbps or more which provide new opportunities for companies involved in video media, big data, or other large data projects.
The Fibre Park project is gaining interest internationally as a destination to relocate businesses. Harri Myllynen, founder of app development companies Off Screen and Curlify, currently based in Finland and Estonia, said: “Our current upload speeds are very restrictive when transferring files over 1Gigabytes in size. 10Gbps speeds make the Fibre Park a highly attractive place to locate in.”
Cornwall is already gaining a reputation for leading edge superfast and ultrafast connectivity across 74 business parks and industrial estates. Through combining hyperfast connected hubs such as the Fibre Park into this network, project coordinator, Toby Parkins, says it will help ensure Cornwall will always be ahead of other areas in the world.
He said: “If you aim to be equal nationally, you will achieve a national level. If you aim internationally you will achieve far greater results, and this vision is behind the Fibre Park.
“It’s great to see the former Camborne School of Mines site, which of course has an international reputation, potentially being used again by global industries.”
The Fibre Park project would like to gather more views from local businesses. There is an event for potential businesses looking for offices to buy or rent at the Pool Innovation Centre on March 7. To book a place, click here.