Neighbours already in the Enterprise hub include the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership; IT companies Quest Cloud Solutions and VIP Computers; creatives like Waterland Architects and C1 Photography; and R&D innovators such as Mole Solutions.
The council have announced plans to move their headquarters to Alconbury Weald. The new two-storey headquarters, which aims to be ‘bright, efficient and flexible’ will incorporate a private wing for staff housing around 350 desks, and a public reception area with informal meeting space.
Careful consideration has been given to designing a building that is low-energy, efficient and future-proof, with forward-thinking features such as ducting in the car park allowing for the charging of electric vehicles from day one, with the potential to harness solar energy at a later stage.
The development of the new Alconbury Weald Hub is a key part of the council’s plans to move away from its Shire Hall base, and locate services closer to communities by making better use of its own buildings and those of key partners.
“I wholly believe our new Alconbury Weald hub will encourage a step change in how we operate as a council and I look forward to us breaking ground on site later this year”
- Cllr Josh Schumann, Chair of Commercial and Investment Committee
“Enval is delighted to be locating our first commercial scale plant at the Enterprise Zone at Alconbury Weald. We know that many companies within the resource recycling sector find the planning process difficult to navigate. Thanks to the support and expertise of our local authority partners and the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (GCGP), Enval’s experience has been an extremely positive one.”
- Dr Carlos Ludlow-Palafox, Director and CTO
“The site is an ideal location for us because of the flexible space available and the excellent transport links in all directions. As well as the demonstration area, we’ll be using the Incubator’s meeting spaces for discussions with potential investors and clients. We’re very grateful for Urban&Civic’s support with planning and site preparation, and now can’t wait to show the concept to potential clients and partners.”
- Roger Miles, Managing Director