RaisE business centre in Goole officially launched
Mon, 06 Jun 2022

The multi-million-pound Rail Accelerator and Innovation Solutions hub for Enterprise, (RaisE) business centre in Goole is now officially open following a launch event recently.

Over 150 guests joined representatives from the three key stakeholders at RaisE - the council, Siemens Mobility and University of Birmingham - for an opportunity to learn more about the business centre and the commitment to support SMEs within the rail sector in terms of the office, meeting and business provision available.

The key stakeholders spoke at the event to reflect on the RaisE project and its significance to Goole before guests and dignitaries were given an opportunity to tour the building for themselves and learn more about what RaisE will deliver. Andrew Percy, MP for Brigg and Goole, also attended the event and unveiled an opening plaque to celebrate the occasion.

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RaisE business centre, located within the Goole 36 Enterprise Zone, provides 3,200 square metres of commercial floor space made up of grade-A office and workshop accommodation. This space is available to let to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in any sector and is not exclusive to those involved in rail.

The striking three-storey building, with a prominent frontage to Tom Pudding Way, includes spacious, modern conference rooms, smaller ground floor meeting rooms, communal break-out areas and free on-site car parking for occupants and visitors. A welcoming communal café hub that will act as a focal point for the business park will also be operational from June 2022.

It is also estimated that the business centre, via its occupiers, will create over 90 new job opportunities now businesses are beginning to move in.

To help fund this £8.1million capital project grant money was secured including£1.5m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and £1m from the Getting Building Fund, via the Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (HEY LEP).

Phase two of RaisE will now follow on the same site and will be a £50m centre of excellence for rail and research and innovation developed between Siemens Mobility and the University of Birmingham.

Both phases, in conjunction with the £200m Siemens Mobility manufacturing facility, which is currently under construction, will be an exciting partnership between industry, academia and the public sector will help create a 'Rail Village' concept that will attract further added value activity from the wider supply chain.

Amanda Hoggart, business centre manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, added: "Our business centres have a number of different-sized office and workshop spaces available to let and can be accessed 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

"Each centre has its own pro-active on-site team, including experienced business advisers and a professional, front-of-house reception to support your business. Flexible terms and great conference and meeting facilities RaisE along with all our other business centres are the perfect location for your business"

Construction of the RaisE business centre was undertaken by the independent contractor Willmott Dixon, in conjunction with the council's Infrastructure & Facilities team.

For further information on RaisE or to book meeting or conference please contact the team at RaisE on 01482 391660 or email raise@eastriding.gov.uk


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