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First look at Shell Store’s transformation into a brand new business hub

The dramatic transformation of Hereford’s former munitions store was unveiled today as work on the £7.3m project which will support 25 new and growing businesses neared completion.

The iconic roofline of the historic Shell Store remains. But now, within its framework, is 2,500 sq metres of business space, sensitively redesigned and developed to support new and growing enterprises.

The organisations behind the redevelopment, Herefordshire Council and Herefordshire Enterprise Zone, shared the first images of the flagship project at Skylon Park, Rotherwas, today.

It has been developed by Barnwood Construction and funded by The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Herefordshire Council and a loan from the Marches LEP’s Marches Investment fund.

The iconic roofline of the historic Shell Store remains. But now, within its framework, is 2,500 sq metres of business space, sensitively redesigned and developed to support new and growing enterprises.

The organisations behind the redevelopment, Herefordshire Council and Herefordshire Enterprise Zone, shared the first images of the flagship project at Skylon Park, Rotherwas, today.

It has been developed by Barnwood Construction and funded by The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Herefordshire Council and a loan from the Marches LEP’s Marches Investment fund.

Mandy Thorn MBE, Chair of the Marches LEP, added: “By supporting this project through a £2.4m loan from the Marches Investment Fund, the LEP is delivering on its promise to work with partners to create the conditions for economic growth and sustainable job creation. The Shell Store is a fantastic building where young businesses will be encouraged and nurtured, which is exactly what we need to be doing in these difficult times.”

The building will also be home to the Marches Growth Hub Herefordshire’s business support service, ensuring help and advice is available in one place for both tenant and hot-desking businesses.

The Shell Store, which is not a listed building, was built in the First World War and used as an ordnance site during the Second World War. The redevelopment project has seen much of the commercial space created within the existing building footprint, retaining much of the original factory, including its steel roof structure. 

The centre is due to be operational before the end of 2020.

Prospective tenants interested in office space at the Shell Store should contact info@skylonpark.co.uk

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