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Work starts on Uni office village
2:06pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
WORK has begun on the first stage of a major business research and development park at Essex University.
Peter Jones, chairman of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, which provided £2.4 million funding, undertook the official turf cutting yesterday of the Parkside Office Village.
When it is completed next May, it will offer office space for “knowledge-based” businesses.
It is the first phase of the Knowledge Gateway, a 42-acre business park which could provide 2,000 jobs.
University Registrar Bryn Morris said: “Small and Medium Enterprises at Parkside will be ideally located on our Colchester Campus to forge links with our world-leading researchers and with Essex Business School, which will be moving into a state-of-the-art new building close to the site.”
The scheme is one of 20 funded by the local enterprise partnership using £49 million of Growing Places Fund cash from the government. It is the first to start on site in Essex.
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