Ground-breaking ceremony at Harlow Science Park as hopes high for up to 3,000 jobs

Business / Thu 18th Oct 2018 pm31 03:00pm

A GROUND-BREAKING ceremony was held at the Harlow Science Park to mark the beginning of a significant new chapter in Harlow’s history.

There are hopes that up to 3,000 jobs could be created at the park off the A414 in Harlow.

Chair of the Harlow Enterprise Zone, John Keddie was joined by key players from Harlow Council, Anglia Ruskin University and Essex County Council

Once completed, the ten hectare science park development will help build a science and technology, or a sci-tech community, in Harlow where businesses can innovate and grow.

The development will form a significant part of the Harlow Enterprise Zone, which is already home to technology businesses like Arrow Electronics and Raytheon.

The building of the science park, combined with the opening of Public Health England’s £400 million national science hub, hopes to see Harlow become a major cluster on the UK’s London, Stansted and Cambridge innovation corridor – an area with a global reputation for scientific research.

The construction of the science park is being undertaken by McLaughlin and Harvey and the development by VINCI UK Developments, as part of a consortium with Palmer Capital.

The first phase of construction is expected to be completed in August 2019.

CEO of VINCI Construction UK, Bruno Dupety, said: “This is a pivotal moment in the development of Harlow Science Park and is testament to the effective collaboration between all of the parties involved.

“We look forward to continuing our strong and fruitful relationship with Harlow Council and Harlow Enterprise Zone, as we develop a vibrant hub for businesses to thrive and people to meet, form partnerships and exchange ideas; and ultimately helping bring further economic prosperity to the area.”

McLaughlin and Harvey’s construction director, David Larmour, added: “McLaughlin and Harvey is pleased to be part of the construction of two new offices within Harlow Science Park.

“To be awarded this prestigious contract is testament to the reputation we’ve built up for delivering high-quality commercial developments.”

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