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…

Artist rendition of the completed transport hub

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…

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…

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…

The Golden Valley Development, home of Cyber Central UK

The Golden Valley Development announces preferred Development Partner

HBD X FACTORY SELECTED AS PREFERRED CONTRACTORThe Golden Valley Development has selected HBD X Factory, a joint venture between UK property developer HBD and the international innovation campus developer Factory, to be their preferred development partner.The Golden Valley Development will create up to 12,000 new jobs, 3,700 homes and 2 million square feet of commercial space as part of a…

The Golden Valley Development, home of Cyber Central UK

£400m Golden Valley Development takes another step closer – Six development partners shortlisted

Extensive search sees high-calibre potential development partners shortlisted for Golden Valley Development.Cheltenham’s £400m Golden Valley Development has taken a significant step closer with the announcement that six potential development partners have been shortlisted after an extensive search closed earlier this month.One of the UK’s flagship schemes, the Golden Valley Development, located on a 200 ha site adjacent to GCHQ in…

The Golden Valley Development, home of Cyber Central UK

Search for partner to deliver world-class Golden Valley Development

The search is underway for a development and investment partner to deliver a £400 million project which will see the creation of the UK’s cyber capital in Cheltenham. The site located beside GCHQ will see up to 200-hectares of land transformed into a world-class, multi-purpose development with the UK’s first cyber focused campus, Cyber Central, at its heart.Cyber Central builds on…

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