Built during the First World War and used as an ordnance site in the Second World War, The Shell Store has played a significant role in the history of Hereford.
The project will see a high quality commercial space created within the existing building footprint, retaining much of the original factory including its steel roof structure, transforming the historic building into a flagship business incubation and innovation centre.
It is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Herefordshire Council and a loan from the Marches LEP’s Marches Investment Fund. It will stimulate economic growth through the generation of around 128 new jobs by 2023 rising to more than 450 by 2031.
£7.3m of funding
The redevelopment of the derelict building will deliver more than 2,000 sq metres of employment space, with room for new and growing businesses to set up and expand alongside facilities for development and innovation.
I’m delighted we have been able to breathe new life into this amazing space, which is the size of an acre.
"Built originally in only four months, it stayed standing for more than a century, an amazing feat of engineering and construction. It is fitting that we can bring it back into productive economic use, as a beacon for business recovery and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs”
The Shell Store will provide over 2000sqm of employment space for up to 25 dynamic and innovative businesses, with room for new and growing businesses to set up and expand alongside facilities for development and innovation.
New, innovative and growing enterprises will benefit from being part of Skylon Park’s thriving business community and its national reputation for excellence in cyber and defence technologies.