Completion of new Hearder Court development at Langage Science Park


Leader of Plymouth City Council Cllr Tudor Evans is handed the keys to Hearder Court.

Leader of Plymouth City Council Cllr Tudor Evans is handed the keys to Hearder Court.

Work on a large new development of state of the art, eco-friendly work spaces is now complete.

After months in planning and nine months of construction, Plymouth City Council has taken possession of Plymouth’s most recent addition to the supply of high quality business units on Langage Science Park.

The keys to the 30,000sq ft scheme are being officially handed over by Paul Clarkson, Managing Director of Britcon UK to Leader of Plymouth City Council, Councillor Tudor Evans.

The new, highly specified and sustainable workspace scheme was given its name in recognition 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.

Leader of Plymouth City Council, Councillor Tudor Evans, said: “We have invested £2.7 million in creating this wonderful workspace project. Its quality is truly superb and will allow businesses a real opportunity to occupy some first class facilities.

Some of the new units up at Hearder Court, Langage.

Some of the new units up at Hearder Court, Langage.

“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.

“Even before completion we have taken a number of serious enquiries about renting the units, including two national engineering firms, which is really encouraging.

“Hearder Court’s location just off the main A38 and close to the City will be a great selling point and will provide discerning businesses an opportunity to occupy the newest, most modern and high quality premises in the City.”

Paul Clarkson, Managing Director of Britcon Uk Ltd said: “We are extremely pleased to be handing over these superb facilities to the Council. It is great to see such a proactive approach from a Local Authority that will reap long term benefits for the City.

“Our build has gone exceptionally well, partly due to the expertise and dedication of our in house team but also through the established and new relationships we have with the local supply chain.”

The new Hearder Court development includes:

  • 9 units available to let ranging in size from 1,268sqft to 10,293 sqft
  • Flexible design to suit companies large and small – with potential to be combined creating larger space up to 20,443sqft
  • Units able to be extended vertically or horizontally
  • Robust security including perimeter fencing
  • Energy saving features such as solar photovoltaic systems, efficient heating systems, LED lighting and increased levels of insulation, minimising carbon emissions & reducing running costs for occupiers
  • Generous service yard areas, dedicated parking, cycle shelters, waste recycling zones and electrically operated loading doors
  • EPC rating of A
Inside one of the offices at Hearder Court, Langage.

Inside one of the offices at Hearder Court, Langage.

 

It is anticipated that the development will create and support around 80 full time jobs once fully let and will bring in a long term annual revenue income for the Council.

The units are available to let and further information can be obtained from the lettings team at the Council on 01752 304161 or emaillandandproperty@plymouth.gov.uk

The following link takes you to the brochurewww.plymouth.gov.uk/langage_beechwood_way.pdf