28-acre land deal to bring forward second phase of Food Enterprise Zone

Lincolnshire County Council and South Holland District Council have boguht a 28 acre site on the north west of Holbeach; part of phase two in the delivery of the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone.

The South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) is delivered by a partnership consisting of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Lincolnshire County Council, South Holland District Council and the University of Lincoln.

The partnersaim to create bespoke, high quality employment space for new businesses and SMEs specifically in the agri-tech sector. It will place particular emphasis on creating a suitable environment for high-tech businesses developing technology to evolve the vital process of food production.

Phase one of the scheme is already progressing well with the University of Lincoln recently completing a brand new Centre of Excellence on the site. Lincolnshire County Council is commencing work on the construction of a ‘Hub’ building that will provide managed workspace for small companies in the agri-tech sector.

The existing businesses currently trading on the site, Frontier and Sands Agricultural Machinery will both remain and continue to serve their clientele from their existing premises.