Basildon Digital Technologies Campus
- Capital Investment - Essex, Southend & Thurrock, More than £2m, LGF3
Expected completion date
The Project involves development of a new 3,200sqm (gross internal area) Digital Technologies Campus in the heart of Basildon town centre, directly adjacent to the bus hub and train station. It also involves linking with the new business start-up and incubator space in the Eastgate Centre, providing training, support and incubation/forum space for start-up companies linked to digital technologies.
The innovative centre will provide leading edge facilities and learning opportunities across the digital technologies spectrum to meet identified industry and employer needs. Spanning from IT networking to cyber-security, animation, gaming and programming, plus many others, it serves to provide training and learning in key identified skills shortage areas where there are also significant employment opportunities.
The Project will secure over 150 jobs at the Campus and will serve over 800 students per annum by 2021. The Project will also deliver wider employment and town centre regeneration benefits.
Capital Programme delivery update
Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.
£570m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock
In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought nearly £600m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock and over the lifetime of the Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes.
The Deal brings new responsibilities and flexibilities and is set to attract a further £960 million extra investment into the South East over the five years.