A solar energy company has been named as the first tenant of the new £7.5 million Future Business Centre at Peterborough United football ground.
Lark Energy’s commercial division has just moved into the centre in London Road with 10 members of staff.
We expect our commercial division to grow strongly over the coming years.Jonathan Selwyn, managing director
Jonathan Selwyn, managing director of Lark Energy Commercial, said: “The Future Business Centre is a perfect location for our new commercial division.
“Lark Energy is one of the UK’s leading solar companies and we expect our commercial division to grow strongly over the coming years.
“There are a vast array of commercial and industrial buildings in Peterborough and surrounding areas which would benefit from solar whilst the city has always been a leading advocate of business and sustainability initiatives.
“The Future Business Centre offers a first class office environment in a central location and provides excellent support for businesses such as ours.”
Gareth Jones, centre manager said: “We’re extremely excited to welcome Lark Energy as our first official tenant.
“Our aim for the Centre is it to be more than just a building, we want it to be a beacon in the city for entrepreneurship that creates social and environmental impact, and Lark Energy reflects that.”
The centre is run by charity Allia and a spokeswoman said: “The centre encourages and supports businesses with an environmental or social mission to start up and grow.
“Offering affordable high quality offices and workshops it will also promote entrepreneurship to young people as a way of creating opportunities for them to take part in Peterborough’s growth.
”In addition there will be a Hatchery which will house structured incubation programmes for early stage start-ups and a virtual office service for people who don’t need space just yet.
“From the autumn a business support programme will be launched that combines pre-start support for those at the beginning of their business journey, a learn-by launch programme to help people get their businesses off the ground and a structured accelerator and incubation programme to help scale and grow early stage businesses.
“In addition a calendar of business support events and workshops will be offered free of charge.”