Next generation of Game Changer Sites on the horizon

With an additional £4 million of funding being pledged by Worcestershire County Council over the next 2 years, the county's successful Game Changer programme is set for expansion.
With an additional £4 million of funding being pledged by Worcestershire County Council over the next 2 years, the county's successful Game Changer programme is set for expansion.
Published Tuesday, 19th March 2019

With an additional £4 million of funding being pledged by Worcestershire County Council over the next 2 years, the county's successful Game Changer programme is set for expansion.

With funding confirmed, they are on the lookout for opportunities for more sites to complement the three that are already in progress.

Councillor Ken Pollock, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure said: "This additional funding provides a fantastic opportunity for us to further expand our Game Changer Programme.

"Being 'open for business' is one of the council's key priorities and the new sites, once identified, will help to support our county to become a brilliant destination for new business.

The ‘Game Changer Programme’ was created to meet the first objective of the Worcestershire Strategic Economic Plan: ‘to create a world class business location".

The Programme identified key development opportunities and focused on the delivery of sites of regional significance, which occupy great locations and provide good opportunities to get private investment and deliver growth and jobs.

The Worcester Six Business Park is one of the original game changers sites. The park is one of the most successful in the region since its launch a couple of years ago and continues to grow and develop.

It boasts some great names: Kimal, a leading manufacturer and supplier of products for the healthcare sector moved into their new headquarters at Worcester Six this year. Kohler Mira is opening their new Worcester based head office there later this year, Material Solutions (part of the Siemens Group) have already moved onto the site and the Spire Healthcare facility is also nearing completion.

Malvern Hills Science Park has been developed over four phases with the fifth phase ready to be let. The first four phases are fully let, accommodating over 30 technology-rich companies employing over 350 people.

For more information please visit the on the Game Changer Programme page on the Council's website.