Work starts on Callington industrial
Work officially starts on 20 June on a £393,229 scheme
to provide environmentally friendly workshops and offices
at Callington's Moss Side Industrial Estate.
The project is being invested in by Objective One and Caradon
District Council and is expected to create at least 17 new
jobs for local people.
Councillor Ron Overd, Caradon's Cabinet member with
the supporting the rural economy portfolio, said: "As
our Beacon Council status for Supporting the Rural Economy
shows, we are serious about helping small businesses in South
East Cornwall get started and grow. This project is another
major investment by Caradon in much needed employment opportunities
for Callington and the surrounding area.
"The development is in addition to schemes already completed
in Liskeard, Millbrook, Saltash and Torpoint and brings Caradon's
total portfolio of workshops and workspaces to 145, making
us the single biggest investor in small business premises
in the district."
The project includes six workshops ranging from 26m2 to 33.7m2
and seven offices ranging from 12.5m2 to 16.2m2 on the well-established
Moss Side Industrial Estate. The construction work will be
carried out by Minerva (SW) Limited.
The development will include a host of green features such
||An earth energy ducted air heating and cooling system
for the offices and similar systems for each workshop. The
system will include four boreholes, each of which will be
||A wind-dam electricity generator unit to provide the
bulk of the electricity needs for the site with any excess
electricity being sold back to the National Grid.
||Energy efficient lighting with movement and daylight
||Lantern lights to make the most of natural daylight
and create a more pleasant working environment.
||Carpets made from recycled materials.
The scheme has benefited from extra Objective One funding
towards the sustainable features, and Cornish firm H20k has
designed the environmental systems.
The project is also thought to be the first in Cornwall to
be designed to fully cater for the needs of disabled workers.
Both of the shared kitchens in the development will have a
sink and a section of worktop with electrically operated height
adjustment so that they can be easily reached by wheelchair
users. Two of the scheme's toilets will have disabled
provision, and six of the car parking spaces have been designed
to be suitable for disabled drivers.
The Objective One European Regional Development Fund is contributing
£176,575 to the development, while Caradon is funding
the remaining £216,654.
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
helps reduce the gap between development levels and living
standards among the regions and the extent to which least-favoured
regions are lagging behind. It also helps redress the main
regional imbalances in the Community by participating in the
development and structural adjustment of regions whose development
is lagging behind and the economic and social conversion of
Objective One Partnership Office
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Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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