Science Park moves forward

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Work has commenced on the latest phase of the development of the Wheal Jane Earth Science Park.

Wardell Armstrong's existing building at Wheal Jane
Wardell Armstrong’s existing building at Wheal Jane

The project has secured investment of £960k from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Convergence Programme towards the £1.8million development of the site.

The original Wheal Jane mine closed in 1992, and since 1999 the site has become home to a number of mining and minerals companies.

The Convergence investment will deliver the gateway building for the park by upgrading the existing Baldhu office building and creating a new extension for the current tenant, Wardell Armstrong International (WAI).

Bernard Ballard, chairman of Brownfield Investments Ltd, said: “This project is a massive step forward for our plans for the site, not only will it meet the growing needs of our tenants, Wardell Armstrong International, but also create an impressive gateway to the site and the developing Earth Science Park.”

WAI has been a tenant at Earth Science Park for the past seven years, and specialises in consultancy work in the renewables and the mining and mineral sectors.

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