WORK has begun on a new £2 million development that will accommodate six new industrial units.
This is the second building project on the Terminus Road industrial estate that has been commissioned by Chichester District Council to help boost the local economy.
Previously home to Good Metalcraft on Plot 21, the redundant building was deemed no longer suitable for modern business needs.
The building was demolished to make new spaces for the units which are due to be finished by summer 2018.
Cllr Tony Dignum, leader of Chichester District Council, said: “One of the key aims of this scheme is to improve the area’s economy by attracting new employers.
“It could also provide an opportunity for existing businesses in the area who are seeking to expand and move to new premises.
“Because the site is owned by the council, the rental income will go towards helping the council provide key services for our residents. This project will add to our portfolio of business accommodation, allowing us to offer a variety of options for local businesses.
“The new Enterprise Centre, located in Terminus Road, will offer start-up business accommodation from spring 2018, plus we also currently offer options to businesses at the Woodruff Centre in Terminus Road and the St James’ Trading Estate.”
Each unit on the site will provide between 230 sqm and 300 sqm of floor space, as well as the potential to add a mezzanine floor at tenants discretion.
Every business will also have the option to dedicate some space to a trade counter area. The council has said each unit will employ approximately five people.
Businesses interested in finding out more should contact the council’s estates team on 01243 534632 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org