Businesses find out more about new £8 million commercial hub in Market Harborough

A new £8 million commercial hub in Market Harborough has played host to local businesses keen to find out more.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 11:08 am
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 11:09 am
Original works exhibited by Harborough Arts Cluster (HAC) were at the new business centre.

Visitors were given a tour of the Grow-on centre at Compass Point Business Park, off Northampton Road, on Wednesday (Jan 22).

The state-of-the-art complex is set to create 230 jobs and put £20 million into the Harborough economy over the next five years.

Harborough District Council, along with lettings agent Andrew Granger & Co, staged the special breakfast visit.

Original works exhibited by Harborough Arts Cluster (HAC) were at the new business centre.

The event gave businesses aiming to move into new premises the chance to see the office suites available first hand.

Visitors also admired original works exhibited by Harborough Arts Cluster (HAC).

The local artists’ work is being showcased at the centre.

The artwork is for sale and pieces will be rotated with new installations as the project develops.

Lisa Timmerman, of Harborough Arts Cluster, said: “It is great the council is interested in supporting local artists.

“We do window displays in the town and show pieces in local cafés, which started because we were so short of public spaces to display our artwork.

“So this is a great opportunity to do that.”

Cllr James Hallam, the council’s lead on the Grow-on Centre, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to support local talent and promote creativity within the district and we’re delighted to be able to offer this.

“The artwork is a very valuable and welcome addition to this exciting new commercial office hub.”

For more information visit www.harborough.gov.uk/grow-on-centreFind out more about Harborough Arts Cluster at www.harboroughartists.co.uk