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T£8.1m RaisE Business Centre In Goole Takes Shape
£8.1m RaisE Business Centre In Goole Takes Shape
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has joined celebrations for a construction milestone of the multi-million pound RaisE Business Centre in Goole.
Business Live reports that once complete, the centre will provide over 35,000 sq ft of commercial floor space that comprises grade-A office and workshop accommodation for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Work is well underway, and completion for the building at Goole 36 Enterprise Zone is scheduled for early 2022.
The three-storey building will include conference rooms, smaller ground floor meeting rooms, communal break-out areas, free car parking, and a cafe hub. The offices and workshops on the ground and first floor will range from 236 sq ft to 840 sq ft in size.
Siemens Mobility will be taking over the entire second floor, using around 9,700 sq ft as an office-based to accommodate around 100 employees on-site at RaisE, as well as 700 new jobs to be created on Siemens main manufacturing site in Goole.
It is also estimated that the business centre, via its occupiers, will create around 98 new job opportunities once its doors open, whilst 45 construction jobs are currently being generated as a result of the build.
The £8.1 million development has received funding of £1.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and £1m from the Getting Building Fund, via the Hull and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP).
Phase two will follow on the same site and will comprise a £50m centre of excellence for rail and research and innovation developed between Siemens Mobility and the University of Birmingham.
Both phases, in conjunction with the £200m Siemens Mobility manufacturing facility which is currently under construction, will be a partnership between industry, academia and the public sector.
Councillor Jonathan Owen, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said it was a ‘pleasure’ to join the development partners in Goole to celebrate the launch of the centre and be told more about the project.
“It is fantastic to see so many different sectors and teams working as one to bring this rail village development to life and I’m really looking forward to seeing the business centre in use once completed,” he said.
Sambit Banerjee, managing director, rolling stock and customer services, for Siemens Mobility, said: “Creating jobs is one thing, sustaining them and their potential for the future is another.
“That’s why the support of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, creating a facility that will offer flexible office and workspace for SMEs, is critical and most valued.”
Banerjee added that the centre was an example of how industry, academia, and the public sector can work together with the supply chain to build on plans for Goole’s development.
Professor Clive Roberts, Professor of railway systems and head of the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham, said the development will create great opportunities for regional businesses to get into the rail supply industry, ‘a sector that is delivering clean, sustainable transport and skilled jobs of real benefit to the regional and national economy.’
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