Innovation Warehouse, Basildon
- Capital Investment - Essex, Southend & Thurrock, Less than £2m, LGF3
Expected completion date
Through this project the Basildon Innovation Warehouse concept will be realised, via conversion of the Green Centre in the Wat Tyler Country Park. The Basildon Innovation Warehouse will be a co-working innovation hub aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and innovators, raising productivity and creating jobs.
The Innovation Warehouse will promote enterprise, increase productivity and skills and create new jobs in the Thames Gateway area. It will provide an inspiring environment alongside specialist facilities, equipment and business support to new, high-tech ventures in vital science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sectors.
The Warehouse will build on the Gateway’s existing employment and entrepreneurial base and will complement the traditional business support offer. It will do this by addressing the recognised need for cutting-edge facilities, including maker space, workshops and 3D printers, alongside tailored support and networking for companies at the start-up and pre-start-up phase. It will also address the key challenges of out-commuting from the area, creating a vibrant and attractive hub for local and regional entrepreneurs.
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 £570m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock. Over the lifetime of the Growth Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes across the SELEP area, with the Deal set to attract a further £960m of investment into the South East over the six year period.