ESAM has ‘productivity in mind’


Enquiries are now being taken from businesses interested in moving into the new Enterprise Space for Advanced Manufacturing (ESAM) development in St Austell.

ESAM is an £8.9 million purpose-built development currently being built on the Carluddon Technology Park, to the north of St Austell.

The two storey building, designed to BREEAM “Excellent” standard, comprises a total of 32 business units. Up to 2400m2 of flexible workspace is available, capable of being let as individual or combinations of multiple units, tailored to suit the needs of both embryonic businesses and established firms. The accommodation includes five industrial units, three office units and 24 smaller office/workshops.

It will encourage the establishment and growth of advanced manufacturing and engineering businesses within the key growth sectors identified in the Industrial Strategy and the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership’s ’10 Opportunities’ investment prospectus.

ESAM is due for completion this summer, and the team behind the project is now calling on businesses who believe they would benefit from the type of productive and collaborative modern workspace that ESAM will provide to come forward.

Mike King, MD of Cornwall Development Company, said: “The ESAM building has been designed and built with productivity in mind – flexible spaces that can be tailored to the needs of individual businesses, ideally situated in a location, easily accessible from the A30/A391, close to Cornwall’s landmark Eden Project.

“ESAM will help increase the productivity of Cornwall’s advanced manufacturing, low carbon and environmental goods & services businesses, create skilled jobs, support  new technology and  enable people and businesses to fulfil their growth potential.”

Cllr Bob Egerton, Cornwall Council’s cabinet member for planning and economy, added: “This new workspace is situated in an area steeped in Cornwall’s industrial history that is now undergoing significant positive transformation and change.

“It has the potential to create significant benefits to the local economy by attracting businesses from Cornwall and beyond. Businesses and people working there will be able to draw inspiration from the quality of the new built environment that is being created and the spectacular landscape that surrounds them. I would encourage anyone in this sector, whether they have an established business or are looking to get a new project off the ground, to come and have a look at this new space and the potential it offers.”

For more details about ESAM, click here.