Official opening of £581,900
Millbrook Business Park
The first village in Cornwall to receive Objective One investment
for workshops will be celebrating the official opening of
its new business park on Friday 26 September.
The village of Millbrook on the Rame Peninsula has benefited
from a £581,900 business development thanks to investment
from Objective One and Caradon District Council. The innovative
scheme includes eight workshops with a host of sustainable
features and is expected to create at least 12 new jobs for
Councillor Ron Overd, Caradon's Cabinet member with the Supporting
the Rural Community and Economy portfolio, said: "Caradon
has achieved national recognition as a Beacon Council for
its work in supporting the rural economy, and one of the major
factors in our success is our commitment to providing demand
"About a third of our enquiries for business premises
in Torpoint come from people on the Rame Peninsula who want
to start or expand businesses. We also know that parts of
the Peninsula suffer from the district's highest rate of unemployment,
so it makes sense to provide high quality, purpose built premises
where they are so clearly needed."
The strategy has already paid off with five of the eight
units being occupied and another under offer. The business
park is now home to:
||The Glassery stained glass craftsman
||CSR Woodworking a carpentry and joinery workshop
||Bob's Workshop restorer of furniture, pictures and
porcelain and manufacturer of reproduction mirrors
||Mr S Pyne developer and manufacturer of eco friendly
||1st Glass Windows manufacturer of UPVC windows
Carleen Kelemen, Director of the Objective One Partnership,
said: "Objective One is playing a crucial role in Caradon
by investing in a wide range of quality workspace that allows
our local businesses to expand and grow. We're delighted to
see the official opening of the Millbrook Business Park."
WH Tolley and Son Ltd carried out the construction work on
Millbrook Business Park, and the workshops' rural location
means that extra care has been devoted to sustainability issues.
The units were designed both to blend sympathetically with
their surroundings and to incorporate energy and water saving
features. The units have full rainwater recycling, which allows
filtered rainwater to be used for hand basins and toilets.
The rainwater tank also provides the emergency water supply
to be used in the event of fire, and all other water for the
site is taken from a borehole and purified. The business park
has its own sustainable drainage system, and the workshops
are also supplied with green electricity from renewable sources.
The workshops are constructed of stone with slate roofs to
help them blend into the countryside, and on the outside tanalised
timber has been used instead of painted timber. Aluminium
gutters and down pipes have also been installed instead of
unsustainable plastic fittings.
The units are located just outside Millbrook near Gallows
Park and range in size from 397 square feet to 772 square
feet. The Objective One European Regional Development Fund
contributed £232,760 to the project, while Caradon funded
the remaining £349,140.
For more information or to book one of the remaining units,
contact Neil McCulloch on 01579 324110.
If you would like to arrange interviews or photos with businesses
at Millbrook Business Park, you can contact:
Mr B Luxford (stained glass) 01752 823139
Mr C Russell (carpentry and joinery) 07811 435226
Mr R Black (furniture, picture and porcelain restoration)
Mr S Pyne (eco friendly temporary accommodation) 01752
Mr K Adams (UPVC windows) 07967 72042 or 01752 822511
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 regions.
Objective One Partnership Office
Truro TR1 2UD
Tel: 01872 241379
Fax: 01872 241388
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