Companies line up as keys are handed over to Council

Council Leader Tudor Evans with Dick Curtis, Construction Director of Ryearch

The keys to a key site at Plymouth’s newest business park have been handed over.

The next phase of Hearder Court is now ready for business and was handed over to the Council following a 10-month building project.

The 2,830 square metres speculative scheme was being handed over by Mark Wildman, Managing Director of Ryearch Ltd to Council Leader Tudor Evans yesterday

Six units are available to let ranging in size from 193 square metres to 1,015 square metres. The scheme has been designed flexibly to attract a variety of companies both small and large. Subject to availability the units also have the potential to be combined creating larger space possibilities for interested companies.

Council Leader Tudor Evans, said: “This is why we invest in developments such as this – even before the building is complete we have taken a number of serious enquiries about renting the units – which we hope to be in a position to confirm very soon.

“One of our pledges is to build more factories and work spaces. We invested around £3 million to create this wonderful workspace, which could facilitate up to 80 jobs as well as earn a long term steady income for the Council.

The quality and specification is superb and will allow businesses a real opportunity to occupy some first class facilities.

 “Plymouth has the highest concentration of manufacturing employment of any city south of the Midlands and we need the space with up-to-date facilities to attract high end companies.”

 The new, highly specified and sustainable workspace scheme was named in honour of Plymouth scientist Jonathan Nash Hearder, an electrical engineer, inventor and educator who developed the induction coil and was an advisor on the first Atlantic cable.

 The units all have flexible office space that can be easily extended vertically or horizontally to suit end users specific requirements. The site is fully secure with perimeter fencing, generous service yard areas, dedicated parking, waste recycling zones and electrically operated loading doors.

 The new buildings also have energy saving features such as solar photovoltaic systems, efficient heating systems in the offices, LED lighting and increased levels of insulation, which when combined, should minimise carbon emissions and reduce running costs for occupiers.

 The scheme has been awarded an EPC rating of A, demonstrating the quality and sustainable ethos of the build. This should be an attractive feature to potential occupiers.

 Mark Wildman, Managing Director of Ryearch Ltd added: “We are delighted to have delivered this prestigious project for Plymouth City Council. It is a high quality building incorporating many modern build techniques and sustainable features and will undoubtedly be a superb place of work. This flagship project confirms the growing vibrancy and development of Plymouth and we are proud to be actively participating in the growth of the city”

The units are available to let. For more information visit or call Plymouth City Council on 01752 304161.