Liskeard Workshed, a new workspace built on the site of the former Cattle Market in the centre of the town, is officially open for business.
Part of a wider £5.2 million regeneration project to transform the whole of this significant location in the heart of Liskeard, the newly-created workspace will support around 33 new jobs and add £1.2 million a year to the local economy.
It has been delivered with investment from the European Regional Development Fund, the Local Growth fund and match-funding from Cornwall Council.
The purpose-built hub, which provides dedicated office, workshop and co-working space as well as lettable units, is primarily designed to accommodate businesses from the growing creative and digital sectors.
Louis Gardner, Cornwall Council portfolio holder for economy, said: “This project demonstrates our commitment to catering to the needs of business to encourage economic growth and job creation in a way that breathes new life into town centres. There is already much interest from businesses, with several enquiries progressing in terms of both the co-working space and letting of whole units.”
Nick Craker, Cornwall Councillor for Liskeard Central, added: “After years in the consultation, planning, design, and build, it’s good news that the Workshed is finally open for business. This has been a very long project that has had to evolve over time. It will mean different things to different people.
“Whether it be for the small business looking for a dedicated office space in the heart of a town centre, an individual worker looking for a hot desk or for the community to come together under the covered events area outside. The Workshed represents a significant project for Liskeard, as the town begins its next chapter.”
While already up and running, there will be an official opening to coincide with Liskeard’s Prime Stock Show on October 28.