The Incubator - the flagship building of Alconbury Enterprise Campus – is starting to excite the interest of small and start-up businesses as it rises from the former airfield which is being transformed into Alconbury Weald.
Flexible space in a flagship building at the heart of Alconbury Enterprise Campus
Designed by internationally renowned architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, the building will provide flexible inspiring space at the heart of the Alconbury Weald development. As part of the Enterprise Zone, businesses moving in will also enjoy a range of business benefits including business rates relief and superfast broadband.
With units from 250–2,500 sq ft ( 23–232 sq m) available for offices, research and development and production, the building has been designed to provide supported and flexible space for start-up and small businesses.
The Incubator also offers networking space including a cafe and roof terrace which will ensure the building becomes a hub for sharing and developing ideas. It features a range of sustainable features to reflect the low carbon aspirations for the whole development.
Tim Leathes, Project Director for the Alconbury Weald development said: “The Incubator lies at the heart of the high quality, low carbon development of Alconbury Weald, and is very much a statement of our intent to bring great design and dynamism to the heart of the Huntingdonshire economy. This is a great place to do business, and a very enterprising economy with more business start-ups than anywhere else in Cambridgeshire. The great thing about the Incubator, and the Campus as a whole is that businesses coming in can grow with us and take advantage of the flexible space to really set down roots.”
William Rose, from Savills, who are acting as agents for the building added: “Sitting in a prime location on the spine of the country, with connections via rail and road routes to all points of the compass, Alconbury Enterprise Campus is a great place for any business. With the additional business rates benefits and support, as well as the Incubator’s flexible space and iconic design the building can help businesses get themselves on the map. We’ve already had considerable interest – even though the building is still going up – and it’s great to now be in a position to offer lets and get the building full of dynamic businesses.”
The Incubator is currently half way through construction with the second floor in, and the building due to be topped out and made water tight over the Summer. The £2.3 million contract for construction is being undertaken by Wisbech-based Kier and will be completed by the end of the year. If you want to follow it’s construction, there is a timelapse camera on the build taking regular updates which you can access from the Alconbury Weald’s website
The building lies within a designated Enterprise Zone. Backed by local and national Government, and sponsored by the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership, business benefits available within the Campus include:
● business rate discount worth up to ￡275,000 over five years
● superfast broadband
● streamlined planning process.
● flexible leases on all-inclusive terms
● high speed broadband and telephony
● business advice and support
● flexible meeting rooms and tele/video conferencing facilities
● kitchen/tea point facilities
● WCs and showers
● networking space
● car and cycle parking.
Suites are available individually or combined.
A brochure with further details about the Incubator is available from our website or for a discussion about space available in the Incubator or across the Campus please contact Andrew Brading on 01480 413141, or e-mail email@example.com
Urban&Civic are the owners and developers of Alconbury Enterprise Campus: the Government-backed Enterprise Zone established in 2011 to create nearly 3 million sq ft of high quality low carbon business space for production, R&D and offices to the North of Cambridge.