Green shoots are coming to Dunstable as a top of the range business centre gets set to open to environmentally minded new firms.
The Incuba business support and learning centre on the site of an old fire station on the corner of High Street North and Brewers Hill Road, cost a whopping £4.4million.
Money for the centre, a part of the Central Bedfordshire College campus, partly came from the European Regional Development Fund.
Local businesses will be offered offices and meeting space. In addition the college will house its resources management and recycling courses there.
Incuba has been built with the environment in mind, boasting solar cells and panels to provide heat and electricity and a 22,500 litre rainwater tank to flush the toilets.
The Incuba building on the site of the old Fire station in Dunstable will be opening it’s door to businesses later this month. There are 20 incubation offices, breakout areas, meeting rooms and a cafe. A 500 sq-m space can seat more than 150 people.
The Incuba is promoting a competition to give green busineses free office space and training for a year.
Entry forms are available by visiting www.theincuba.com or www.centralbeds.ac.uk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Dunstable’s newest building will be opening to the public on October 23. A business viewing day on October 24 will showcase resentations and the opportunity to network.
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