Wisbech construction company secures £2.5 million contract to build the ‘Incubator’

How the 'Incubator' will look

How the 'Incubator' will look - Credit: Archant

A WISBECH based construction company has been awarded a multi million pound contract which will see them at the forefront of a major business development.

Kier Construction, based at South Brink, Wisbech, has signed a £2.5m contract with property group Urban&Civic to build the ‘Incubator’, the first building to be constructed on the Enterprise Campus at Alconbury Weald, Huntingdonshire.

Kier will begin construction work shortly and is expected to complete the project by the end of this year.

Kier Construction director, Dennis Cotton, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this contract to build the exciting flagship Incubator building in the Alconbury Weald Enterprise Campus.

“Wherever possible we look to employ subcontractors from within 30 miles of the site, and this project will provide training and development opportunities, as well as workload, for our local supply chain. We can’t wait to get started.”

The Incubator facility, which will incorporate a number of environmentally friendly initiatives, will provide flexible space at the heart of the development for small and start-up businesses – with a particular emphasis on high-tech manufacturing and research & development.

Wider plans for Alconbury Weald include provision of 5,000 homes, 700 acres of green open space and investment in a range of transport, energy and community facilities to support both the new residents and the surrounding town and villages.

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Urban&Civic project director, Tim Leathes, said: “We are pleased to have appointed Kier to carry out the construction of the first iconic building, which will form part of the Enterprise Campus.

“As a locally-based construction firm, Kier can help us to achieve our ambition to ensure that sustainability is at the heart of the development of Alconbury Weald.

“As part of the contract Kier has committed to employing an apprentice and providing work placements for local students, which is just the start of our aspiration to provide jobs and opportunities for young people.”