Works begin on £6m Enterprise Centre
BAQUS are providing Chichester District Council with Employer’s Agent Services for their new £6m Enterprise Centre in Terminus Road Chichester.
The new centre will provide 35,000 square feet of high quality workspace, including serviced and managed offices, workshops and shared workspace in a new purpose-built development for local businesses. There will be 82 business units available ranging from 150 to 700 square feet offered across three buildings.
Potentially this new enterprise centre could create 275 new jobs every three years and help contribute to improve business survival rates in the Chichester and surrounding areas. The project will offer businesses flexible accommodation, with the ability to rent space for just two weeks. Flexible work spaces encourage new talent and job growth, as well as significantly contributing to the local economy.
Councillor Gillian Keegan, Cabinet Member for Commercial Services at Chichester District Council, says: "This dedicated, modern facility will enable businesses to grow and flourish, helping to create new, high quality jobs for local people.
"We want to encourage economic growth in the district and this project is a major part of the council's encouragement of local business development. It will give a real boost to businesses over the next few years, which will be of real and lasting value in our area."
Basepoint has been chosen to work in partnership with the council and the company will manage the facility once it opens.
"The centre will focus on the needs of small, medium and start-up businesses, with flexible easy-in, easy-out terms. Other benefits will include on-site management, serviced meeting rooms, high-speed internet access, free parking and business training and coaching."
"We have been looking forward to this exciting opportunity for some time and we are delighted to be part of an initiative to help develop a base for businesses and entrepreneurs to ensure the areas business community succeeds long into the future," says Brian Andrews, Managing Director of Basepoint Centres Ltd.
BAQUS Construction and Property Consultancy is the Employer's Agent on the new scheme and will be engaging and working with local businesses and tradesman on this project.
Natasha Webley, of BAQUS, says: "BAQUS is pleased to be working as the Employer's Agent for Chichester District Council on this exciting project, creating start up office and workshop facilities for local businesses and entrepreneurs in Chichester."
BAQUS are working with Neillcott Construction and R H Partnership Architects on this scheme.
The project is due for completion in December this year.
Artist Impression - R H Partnership Architects