£5.7m MOD innovation hub

Dorset LEP is investing £1.5m of the Government’s Local Growth Fund towards the construction of a new Defence Innovation Centre at Dorset Innovation Park, the county’s enterprise zone.

The investment will be enhanced by £3.1m from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and £1.1m from Dorset Council. Scheduled to be operational by spring 2021, the new Defence Innovation Centre will provide 1100 sq m of office space and 450 sq m of workshop space for MOD innovation, as well as associated conference and collaboration space. The hub aims to create 90 new jobs and achieve a direct GVA of £4m in its first 10 years.

For further information www.dorsetlep.co.uk

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