Employment

A great place to do business

Business is vital for the future of Whitehill & Bordon.

We are creating an environment for a range of skilled, semi-skilled and service related jobs, building on the heritage of engineering and promoting social enterprise and entrepreneurship.

The regeneration project is targeted to create 3,000 new jobs in the following areas:

Town centre 1,000 jobs - from summer 2020
Louisburg North Employment site750 jobs - from spring 2020
Interim jobs through the rental of buildings vacated by REME 750 jobs over a seven-year period - 400 jobs secured to date
Community uses300 jobs - including schools
Construction related300 jobs over a 15-year period

These figures ignore the impact of indirect and induced jobs which are likely to add a further 2,000 jobs including start-ups/home working and supply chain impact.

 

The Future Skills Centre has now opened and we are working closely with Basingstoke College of Technology who are managing the building to provide and support construction based training.

We will be working directly with local employment/training agencies, including but not limited to: Jobcentre Plus and the Skills Funding Agency; Voluntary and private sector providers; and Sixth form colleges, colleges of further education, and universities.

We are developing employment and skills plans for the development based on National Guidelines and best practice for skills training and apprenticeships. Close engagement with our supply chains is vital to ensure that these plans are delivered.

SUPPORT FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

We are working with the Guildford and Farnham Business Hubs to provide space and business support to build a business community of new and small businesses. Our Bordon Business Club is growing and we are about to launch the first incubator hub in the town. A work hub is opening shortly at Martinque House opposite Quebec.

THE ENTERPRISE ZONE

Digital and technology businesses are incentivised to invest in the town. Through the support of the Enterprise M3 LEP businesses who invest in new space at Louisburg will receive rate liability holidays as well as affordable space.

For more details contact: David McGougan at Jones Lang Lasalle on 0238 038 5628, David.McGougan@eu.jll.com

NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTRES AND WORKSHOPS IN WHITEHILL & BORDON

We have had a number of enquiries for new spaces in the town. Demand has been for units ranging in size at 25,000 to 50,000 sqft, and also for distribution and logistics centres in the range 120,000 to 150,000 sqft. If you are interested in new space. We expect the first of these new buildings to be built by December 2019. If you are interested in leasing a new facility, contact: David McGougan at Jones Lang Lasalle on 0238 038 5628. David.McGougan@eu.jll.com

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