Haverhill Research Park recently held an open day for Cambridge commercial agents to see the opportunities for potential occupiers bringing the Cambridge Science Park environment to Haverhill complete with a Cambridge postcode.
The 30 agents were treated to a champagne reception and a tour of the park, followed by lunch at the new Flying Shuttle Marstons Pub at the entrance to the park. And Harry Rands of chartered surveyors Bidwells was the lucky winner in the prize draw with a meal for two at Cambridge’s top Michelin-starred restaurant Midsummer House.
Nic Rumsey of Carisbrooke, said: “It was a great turnout and we were delighted that so many agents from Cambridge came to see the park in all its glory with the road infrastructure now in place and fully-serviced plots available for occupiers.”
There is room for up to 400,000 sq ft of space on a pre-let or pre-sale basis and as an incentive for the first company to locate on the park business rates relief of £275,000 over five years is being offered by St Edmundsbury Borough Council.
At the same time Carisbrooke is expecting a planning consent shortly for Epicentre, its 30,000 sq ft innovation centre, which it plans to open next year. This would offer local SMEs space on a flexible basis. It is already offering ‘virtual innovation centre’ facilities including, use of the new innovation centre and address, a domain name, post handling and conference/meeting space at a reduced rate at the nearby Day’s Inn Hotel, where free Wi-Fi will also be available to virtual office tenants.