Growth Hub Cheltenham

Council bids for £1.1m to support business innovation and growth, net zero, and community led initiatives

Carbon busting initiatives, skills boosting schemes, supporting business growth and a new cycle hub are among some of the projects central to an ambitious funding bid submitted last week. Cheltenham Borough Council’s bid to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund seeks support for schemes including investment into Cheltenham Growth Hub focussing on small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. Supporting the…

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Plans approved for £20m Cheltenham transport hub

Plans have been given the green light for a new £20 million timber-clad transport hub in Cheltenham as part of the Cheltenham Cyber Business Park project. The approved scheme represents a substantial upgrade to the Arle Court Park and Ride and is renamed the Arle Court Transport Hub. A wood-faced four-storey car park dominates the plans, which also include a…

Cheltenham Borough Council signs contract with HBD X Factory to develop the first phase of the £1 billion Golden Valley Development.

On Tuesday 12 July 2022, Cheltenham Borough Council announced that HBD X Factory has been formally appointed as the development partner to assist in delivering the first phase of the £1bn Golden Valley Development (GVD) at the heart of the UK’s Cyber community.Since the July 2021 preferred developer partner announcement, the GVD team alongside HBD X Factory, have been focused…

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Sustainable design at the core of Cheltenham’s climate planning document

Following a unanimous vote by members yesterday (Monday, 20 June 2022), the council’s new climate change supplementary planning document (SPD) is now available for all Cheltenham residents, developers, and homeowners. The SPD enables planning policy to drive the positive change that the council wants to see from large and small developers around the borough. Its purpose is to enable sustainable design and construction…

The Golden Valley Development, home of Cyber Central UK

Golden Valley Development wins share of £15m funding

Cheltenham Borough Council’s flagship and pioneering Golden Valley Development will get a share of new £15m Government funding.The money, announced by housing minister, Stuart Andrew MP, will support the delivery of new homes and jobs in garden communities across England.The borough’s plan for a vibrant garden community, integrating hi-tech business, residential and leisure developments, will provide 3,700 low-carbon homes and…

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Invest in Gloucestershire launch inspiring new video on the international stage

The Invest in Gloucestershire team have produced an inspiring place setting video highlighting the County’s strengths in cyber and digital technology, agri-tech, advanced engineering and renewables. Gloucestershire has an impressive reputation for high growth business and innovation, especially now with the county earmarked for strong economic growth and many new infrastructure and development projects such as the Forum in Gloucester…

Exterior of the Superdry Boutique Store Cheltenham

Business Confidence high as new retail comes to Cheltenham

Despite the challenges of the pandemic and the economy, the last few months have shown a significant, positive upswing for Cheltenham.Business confidence in the town is up with several new businesses setting up shop across the town centre.Sweaty Betty opened its third South West store to a queue of excited shoppers in January, with the new Superdry Boutique store, the…

Councillor Andrew McKinlay, Julia Lopez MP, Matthew Burgess and Andy Bates group photo

Minister visits Cheltenham to see first-hand the ambitions for UK cyber sector

On Tuesday 25 January 2022, Julia Lopez MP, Minister for Media, Data and Digital Infrastructure visited Cheltenham to find out firsthand about the town’s ambitions and progress in developing the UK’s cyber sector and ecosystem.The visit was hosted by Gloucestershire College, Hub8, Cheltenham Borough Council and the Western Gateway and was supported by a wide number of other key stakeholders…

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