Projects set to reshape Braintree’s business and employment landscape
We are investing £74.6 million in commercial developments, as part of a programme which supports our ambitious growth agenda. The investment projects include:
- Horizon 120 – a new business, innovation and logistics park with an enterprise and innovation centre
- I-Construct hub – a centre of excellence for construction innovation
- Victoria Square regeneration – affordable homes, health facilities and services
- Pedestrianisation of Braintree’s town centre
Where appropriate, financial support in the form of grants are being leveraged from partners to help fund the projects.
These investments form part of our plan to attract new businesses, support existing businesses, aid residents and create quality jobs.
Three of the four projects are nearing completion and will finish this year.
Cllr Lesley Wagland Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Economic Renewal, Infrastructure and Planning, recently had a guided tour of the projects and a chat with Cllr Tom Cunningham, our Deputy Leader, about ways in which we can continue to work together to promote and enable economic growth and renewal to support the creation of quality jobs.