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Green light for Plymouth IT hub

Tuesday, February 17th 2015 by Editorial
IT businesses are to receive a boost to connectivity when relocating to Plymouth.

Plans for the creation of anew IT hub at Plymouth Science Park have been given the go-ahead, with the aim of delivering a new centre of excellence for the area.

The facility will benefit from state-of-the-art broadband services for future residents and will cover approximately 27,000 sq ft when completed, the Western Morning News reports.

Set to open by 2017, the new £7 million hub will deliver office and support space for up to 16 businesses and will aim to entice companies from across the region to relocate to the local area.

Chair of the Plymouth Science Park board Simon Chamberlain told the news provider: "As well as creating new opportunities for local businesses, it will also help attract companies to the region, boosting Plymouth's reputation for innovation and enterprise."

Plymouth City Council Leader Tudor Evan added that Plymouth Science Park is the largest facility of its kind in the south of England and has helped to support upwards of 200 businesses since its opening two decades ago.