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Enterprise Zone unveils road to further investment

Hereford Enterprise Zone has welcomed two new investments following the completion of a £500,000 access road in the north of the site.

Electricity network company Western Power Distribution and construction industry supplier Marches Global have developments under way at Skylon Park, Rotherwas.

The multi-million investment follows the building of a new access road which has opened up land on the North Magazine.

Chairman of the Enterprise Zone Board, Bill Jackson, said: “It is fantastic to see progress gaining pace at Skylon Park. Western Power’s development is already half-completed and I was really pleased to see how quickly the build is coming along when I toured the site recently.”

Western Power Distribution is building a major new regional centre next to Chapel Road, offering engineering facilities, office space and storage for the company as well as significant apprenticeship opportunities for young people in the area.

Mr Jackson added: “Marches Global’s contractors have moved on to site this month and the steel structure is expected to be up in the next few weeks. Across Skylon Park, there is 40,000 sq ft of workspace built or under construction already.

“The Zone team is working continually with investors and potential investors to see how we can make the site work for best for them, and to help the Zone can achieve its potential to create more than 4,000 jobs in the coming years.”

The new North Magazine road, which is 500m long, opens up 20 acres of development land. The design incorporates necessary sustainable drainage solutions and footway and cycle path connections to the Greenway cycle network.

The investments follow the official opening of the first completed development by Beck Products, a leading UK supplier to the construction and horticultural industries. Its new 13,000 sq ft base was built by Leominster Construction.

Businesses investing on the site are offered a number of benefits including business rates relief.

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