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RaisE business centre celebrates local open day for businesses
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Mon, 11 Apr 2022
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The multi-million-pound RaisE business centre is now officially open following an event last week aimed at businesses from within the Goole area.

Over 50 guests joined representatives from the three key stakeholders in RaisE - East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Siemens Mobility and University of Birmingham - for a first opportunity to see what the centre and its services has to offer.

Several speeches were made by key stakeholders reflecting on the 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.

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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 for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

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 cafe hub that will act as a focal point for the business park will be operational in the coming months.

Each office and workshop, set over the ground and first floor, ranges from between 236 square feet to 840 square feet in size. Costs start at around £25 per square foot, which includes power, heat, light and most importantly easy in /out terms.

The second floor is now the office base for Siemens Mobility, who are the catalyst for creating the Goole Rail Village. Their presence within RaisE and the new rail factory site opposite the business centre will create up to 700 new jobs.

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).

Amanda Hoggart, business centre manager at the council, said: "It is great that we have now finally opened our doors and we've already had businesses take up office space with us. RaisE compliments our existing portfolio of business centres which we have set up all over the East Riding. The centre has something for all types of businesses and we look forward to seeing more and more businesses move in over the coming months."

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

For further information on RaisE, please visit: www.investeastriding.co.uk/sites-and-premises/business-centres/?entry=raise_business_centre

Looking for a place to hold your next meeting or conference? Contact the reception team on raise@eastriding.gov.uk

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