First phase of major development at enterprise zone officially opened

The first phase of a multimillion-pound development at Hereford Enterprise Zone has officially opened.

The total scheme will offer more than 61,000 sq ft of industrial and office space for businesses.

Priority Space is building the 60-unit speculative development called Centenary Park, with phase one opened by Herefordshire MP Jesse Norman.

The first buildings available for rent or to buy are office suites of between 307 and 14,700 ft in a new two-storey building called Stirling House located at the entrance to Skylon Park.

Developer Priority Space have worked the enterprise zone team, with a further nine units of industrial and warehousing space due to be completed in spring 2019.

Norman joined representatives from Skylon Park, Herefordshire Council and businesses based at the Skylon Park at the opening for a site tour, along with sales agents Jackson Property and Harris Lamb.

Andrew Manning Cox, chairman of the enterprise zone, said: "Skylon Park is a fantastic location for new and growing businesses so we are delighted to welcome Priority Space to the Zone with its new development.

"The Skylon team was one of the first to introduce a speculative build to an enterprise zone in the UK with Skylon Court, which was at capacity within six months, so we know the requirement is there."