New green business park, Knowle West, proposed for south Bristol, South West England, UK
The new facility, served by the BRT network, will be aimed at businesses focusing on environmental technologies and green goods and services
By The Editor
Thursday September 27, 2012
Plans for a new £11million green business park in south Bristol supporting local business start-ups will be put before Bristol City Council’s (BCC) Cabinet next week.
The site, formerly used to accommodate an aircraft hanger, is currently owned by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) who have agreed to provide this site to BCC. This site has lain undeveloped since 1956 when Whitchurch airport was closed.
The new facility, which will be served by the Bus Rapid Transit network, will be aimed at businesses focusing on environmental technologies and green goods and services. It is hoped up to 120 businesses will settle at the new park.
Cllr Anthony Negus, Cabinet Member for Planning, Property and Regeneration said: “This is excellent news for jobs and investment in the South Bristol area, and will help unlock this crucial development site. Bristol has a thriving environmental technology sector with big potential to grow further. The new green business park will therefore provide the necessary infrastructure to help support the sector’s growth.”
Funding is being sought through the European Regional Development Fund and the West of England’s Regional Growth Fund allocation from Government. It is expected to be a condition of European funding that the development should be completed and operational by 2015.
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