On Friday 19th January 2018, Councillors from East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) visited Ely’s Lancaster Way Business Park and Enterprise Zone. Hosted by site developers Grovemere Property, Councillors saw first-hand how the rapidly developing area has flourished since the completion of substantial investment in infrastructure during the past year.
Grovemere Property, founded in 1924, is a family-owned business which has evolved into a provider of high-quality employment space. In 2007, Grovemere Property moved to Lancaster Way Business Park in Ely, where they work closely with the council’s proactive economic development team, to bring new businesses into the area.
Councillor Steve Cheetham, Service Delivery Champion for Economic Development at East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “The council has outlined its ambitions to increase jobs and inward investment into the Enterprise Zone at Lancaster Way in its corporate plan and this visit allows councillors to see the opportunities we have in the area.”
Approximately 75 acres of additional commercial development land was opened as part of a Phase II infrastructure project at Lancaster Way in August 2017 by MP for South East Cambridgeshire, Lucy Frazer QC.
Harvey Bibby, Marketing and Development Director at Grovemere Property Limited said “We have enjoyed hosting Councillors from East Cambridgeshire District Council. The aim of today was to highlight the significant progress being made at the Lancaster Way Business Park Enterprise Zone. I think first-hand experience of the site and buildings being constructed on the park will enable the Councillors to engage with interested parties and the wider community which will in-turn assist with the promotion of the park and encourage jobs growth for the district.”
Councillors also took the opportunity to visit the brand new premises of door manufacturer, Deanta Limited. Their FSC-certified solid core oak and walnut internal doors are created at their manufacturing facility on Lancaster Way.