£4 million state-of-the-art Innovation Centre a step closer

Artists impression of the new Kings Lynn Innovation Centre.
Artists impression of the new Kings Lynn Innovation Centre.

A £4 million state-of-the-art business help centre is one step closer to reality in King’s Lynn, with lead architects having been appointed.

The King’s Lynn Innovation Centre, will support the local community by delivering a comprehensive package of help to overcome the barriers to setting up business, including one-to-one advice, mentoring, workshops, and access to financial support.

The commercial workspace will be owned and operated by leading enterprise agency Nwes, and act as a catalyst for further highly skilled employment opportunities on the Nar Ouse Regeneration Area site.

The innovation centre has been made possible with £2.5 million of funding from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s, Growing Places Fund, and £1 million of funding from the Borough Council.

Operators are hoping the high-spec facility will provide the “optimum environment for business, enterprise and innovation to flourish.”

Lead Designer Philip Bodie, said “Helping to create a new King’s Lynn landmark is both a challenge and a privilege”

Cllr Alistair Beales, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Industrial Assets, said: “This is a really exciting step forward for the town. Creating an environment in which business can thrive is vital to the long-term success of the local economy. The construction of the King’s Lynn Enterprise and Innovation Centre gives a clear signal that King’s Lynn is serious about developing business excellence and promoting growth.”

The King’s Lynn Innovation Centre is due for completion in 2016, providing a local hub for business formation and growth for generations to come.