More business opportunities at Markham Vale
New eco-friendly office space is now available at the Markham Vale Environment Centre following an extension of the facility.
With the original building at full occupancy with 12 small businesses, an investment of £975,000 was agreed in February last year to increase the size of the centre.
There are now several additional units for small firms looking to expand and for those already on the site. The units are suitable for a range of businesses operating in the environmental and low-carbon sectors for uses ranging from office space to manufacturing.
Councillor Anne Western, Derbyshire County Council’s leader and cabinet member for strategic policy, economic development and budget said:
“The centre’s extension takes us a step further towards our goal of bringing 5,000 new jobs to Derbyshire for local people.
“Since its opening in 2006, the centre has been home to many small businesses and received positive feedback from occupants.
“We look forward to welcoming new businesses and seeing existing ones on site expand as Markham Vale continues to grow.”
The Environment Centre is in a prime location for businesses with easy access to the M1 motorway from junction 29A, Chesterfield.
A total of £611,520 for the extension came from the European Regional Development Fund with the remaining £363,480 contributed by Derbyshire County Council.
Businesses that may be interested in the new offices or units can contact the Markham Vale Environment Centre’s manager Trudi Saxton tel: 01246 826000 for more information.