On Tuesday 21 June 2016, a ceremony marked the halfway point of construction for the new Ambition Broxbourne Business Centre in Hoddesdon.

Set to open its doors to small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs this autumn, the project is intended to create 300 jobs, support 120 businesses and inject £20million into the local economy.

The special event was attended by Leader of Broxbourne Borough Council, Councillor Mark Mills-Bishop, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board Member David Williams, Kate Oyston from Ashe Construction, Nigel Thomas from Basepoint Business Centres and a number of Broxbourne Councillors.

The £4.6m project will provide 20,000 square feet of modern flexible serviced business space. It will focus on the needs of start-up businesses and those existing businesses seeking to grow with the provision of quality accommodation with easy-in, easy-out terms. Other benefits include on-site management, serviced meeting rooms, high speed internet access, free parking and 24/7 business support.

The Ambition Broxbourne Business Centre is a key part of the Council’s Ambition Broxbourne economic strategy to create the right conditions for businesses to thrive and prosper and generate new jobs.

Council Leader, Mark Mills-Bishop, said “We’re at the half way stage and progress has been fantastic. This centre will be a valuable asset to the community once it is completed. There has already been great interest in the centre and I am positive it will bring great benefits”.

Hertfordshire LEP allocated £1.8m to the project. David Williams is Cabinet Member for Enterprise, Education and Skills and represents the County Council on Hertfordshire LEP’s Board.  He said“I am very pleased to see how the construction is progressing. The Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership has been involved in a number of projects and this is an example of a project which has come to fruition very quickly. I am looking forward to seeing the building in occupation during the fourth quarter of this year”.

The Centre was designed by award-winning architects R H Partnership and Basepoint Business Centre will operate the facility on behalf of the Council.

Local contractor, Ashe Construction Ltd, is carrying out the building work, using local suppliers.

Businesses interested in letting space are invited to contact Basepoint Business Centres by emailing broxbourne@basepoint.co.ukor calling 01992 877310.

More information about the Centre is available online at www.broxbourne.gov.uk/ABBCand www.basepoint.co.uk/broxbourne