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Centre for small businesses set for major expansion as part of town regeneration plan

Posted on Wednesday 8th June 2022
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An enterprise centre where small businesses operate is set for a major expansion thanks to a £1.58million investment.

The project would see new workshop units created at Newcastle Enterprise Centre in Knutton, next to the existing centre which was converted from a former school building.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet looks set to approve a £440,000 investment to further boost £1.14million secured from the Newcastle Town Deal which has been agreed by the Government.

With high demand for this type of workshop space, the new units would complement the already thriving existing centre, giving new businesses or existing tenants the opportunity to expand their operations.

The expansion would form part of the Knutton Masterplan, a wider regeneration programme to transform the area with new housing and community development.

Newcastle Enterprise Centre is one of seven operated by the county council, offering workshops, light industrial units and office space on flexible tenancies. They include facilities such as meeting rooms, parking and on-site support. This summer an eighth will open in Shire Hall, Stafford.

Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for commercial matters Mark Deaville said:

The expansion of Newcastle Enterprise Centre would bring much-needed workshop space for local small businesses, offering them a chance to expand into purpose build units.

It will also play a key part in the overall Knutton Masterplan, regenerating the wider area, strengthening the local community and boosting its economic growth.

Working closely with Newcastle Borough Council we aim to deliver a top-quality facility for small businesses, utilising the Town Deal funding. We’re pleased to be able to invest in the project to enable it to happen and get it off the ground as soon as possible.”

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