Mayor Dave Hodgson and Peter Horrocks CBE, SEMLEP’s chair, were on hand to give Bedford i-Worx the official seal of approval.
The i-Worx features an advanced technology and engineering workshop cluster offering 12 modern, office and industrial units, which will form part of the new Bedford Commercial Park.
i-Worx joins the suite of i-Brand premises, including i-Lab, i-Kan and i-Hub, owned and run by Bedford Borough Council, providing business space to small and medium-sized companies.
Bedford Commercial Park is a 45-acre mixed use development owned and managed by global property firm Goodman - and is adjacent to the A421.
Its first phase boasts the completion of a 407,143 sq ft logistics warehouse, with a further development of the site set to create up to 1,600 jobs.
One of the 12 bespoke technology and engineering workshop units will be an education and training facility. This will be available for schools and educational institutions when it becomes operational later this year.
During the event, the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) also launched its new Growth Curve Initiative, a fully-funded programme for high growth businesses in the area.
Mayor Dave Hodgson said: “Businesses are already signed up and set to move into a number of these spaces, and it’s fantastic to see this site now open and ready for business.”
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