Workspace

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Overview

The Growth Programme is investing in the development of high quality workspace that meets business needs and supports growth.

Projects

Cockwells Site Development

Cornwall Business Park West – Phase 1

Aerohub Business Park Phase 1

Bickland Industrial Park Extension, Falmouth

Quayworks – Hall for Cornwall

A30 Business Park Phase 1

Carluddon Technology Park & Enterprise Space for Advanced Manufacturing

Isles of Scilly Voucher Scheme

Active Calls

Workspace
SME Support: call in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

£10m of European funding available to develop workspace

Up to £10m has been made available through the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme to develop additional workspace to support Small and medium sized business growth in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The funding will be available for the next 18 months (up to 27th November 2017) and applications will be reviewed every six months; 27 May 2016, 27 November 2016 and 27 May 2017 (or until all of the funding has been allocated).

ERDF Call For Proposals: Deadline 22nd March, 2019

£15.5m European Funding Call for SME Support – Workspace

Call title – SME Support – Workspace in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (Ref OC05R18P 0900)

Closing date – 22 March 2019

Download the call specification – Read more

Up to £15.5 million is now available through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (CIOS) for projects that will provide support to small and medium sized enterprises by promoting entrepreneurship and increasing the provision of high quality workspace.

The funding forms part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme, delivering economic regeneration from 2014-2020.

The call invites applications which support the delivery of Priority Axis 3 of the European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme (Enhancing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) and respond to the local development need set out in the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Territorial Investment Strategy.

Low commercial property values and high development costs have for many years rendered commercial property development unviable in all but a few prime locations. As a result, many businesses are located in outdated accommodation, often not suiting their requirements or their aspirations.

This call aims to increase the availability of high quality workspaces in CIOS and provide market led, high quality, modern and well located workspaces.  It prioritises projects that focus on the creation of new, high value knowledge based jobs with higher than average salaries for CIOS, and located within the newly created workspaces.

Proposals should demonstrate alignment with local development need and priorities including:

  • Complementing the existing portfolio of workspace provision in the CIOS LEP area;
  • Complementing and linking to wider business support activities already available such as the CIOS Growth Hub
  • Building on previous investments in infrastructure, workspaces should have access to superfast broadband;

This call is looking to promote entrepreneurship, and the creation of new firms, including through business incubators. It also encourages the creation and extension of advanced capacities for products, services and development. The overarching aim being the enhancement of the competitiveness of small and medium sized businesses across CIOS.

Applicant support

Potential applicants can make use of the Access to the Programme Team who offer free specialist support for applicants and can be contacted on  accesstotheprogramme@cornwalldevelopmentcompany.co.uk

More information about how this team can help.

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