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Kent Medical Campus Enterprise Zone – Innovation Centre design work

The Sector Support Fund funding has been sought to contribute towards covering the cost of anticipated total design stage costs of £260,000 for the development of an Innovation Centre on Kent Medical Campus Enterprise Zone.

High grade office space for SMEs in the life sciences sector

The 2,787sqm Innovation Centre will offer SMEs focused on life science, healthcare and med-tech activities access to a combination of high-grade office accommodation and business support providing a nurturing environment for start-ups and growing businesses. In doing so, the project seeks to address a significant under provision by the private sector in the SELEP area.

The centre will also provide conferencing and meeting space to assist in the formation of a “research hotel” where businesses, academics and medical professionals can collaborate to enable new ideas to be developed and introduce new products to the market.

Sector Support Fund

The Sector Support Fund (SSF) was established to support one-off, discrete pieces of work of a pan-LEP nature with a sector focus that bring demonstrable benefit and which have support across the LEP area.

The SSF used Growing Places Fund (GPF) Revenue grant to fund a programme of works which supported the sector focussed activities being undertaken on a pan-LEP basis and which were predominantly led by the SELEP working groups.

Funding value: £156,000
Total Project cost: £260,000
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