Phase II infrastructure opening
Grovemere Property Ltd has celebrated the completion of its Phase II infrastructure
project, at Lancaster Way Business Park Ely; opening up approximately 75 acres of additional commercial development land with an official ribbon cutting by Lucy Frazer MP for South East Cambridgeshire.
Works began on the site in October 2016 by main contractor Mike George Ltd to enable a wide and diverse mix of companies, even those with large power requirements, to be accommodated at Lancaster Way Business Park. New surface and foul water drainage systems have been created; the existing road network has been extended; a new 3.5 megawatt power supply has been delivered as has the existing water main network and gas supply to the Enterprise Zone.
Lucy Frazer, MP for South East Cambridgeshire, said: “I am delighted to see the progress being made at Lancaster Way Business Park which forms part of the Cambridge Compass Enterprise Zone. The growth of business within the park during the last 5 years has been phenomenal and I understand a further 2 buildings are scheduled to commence prior to the end of 2017, creating another 150,000 sq. ft. of commercial space with the ability to host up to 600 employees.”
Adrian Cannard, Director of Growth & Strategy for the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (GCGP), said: “The completion of phase two infrastructure works at Lancaster Way Business Park in Ely, unlock much needed space for businesses to relocate and grow. With access to a great talent pool, long term solutions for business expansion and excellent work/life balance – the Cambridge Compass sites have an important part to play in linking and growing business opportunities in the local area.”
Harvey Bibby, Marketing and Development Director at Grovemere Property Limited, added: “We are thrilled to have completed the latest phase of development and look forward to encouraging new businesses to relocate or expand within East Cambridgeshire’s Enterprise Zone. Lancaster Way already benefits from a diverse mix of 80 existing businesses with 1,400 employees and these statistics are changing rapidly. Ely is in a huge growth phase with the new leisure park recently completed, Ely North under construction, the connection to Cambridge North train station now complete and the Ely Southern Bypass on target to be completed during 2018.”