£5m Enterprise Hub moves forward

Plans to create a new Enterprise Hub in Stapleford have taken a step forward after a tile store near the site was knocked down to make way for a new car park.

The £5m facility on Derby Road is being funded with cash from Stapleford’s £21m Town’s Fund.

Scheduled to open in 2024/25, the hub will serve as an “exciting destination for independent bistro style outlets” and include flexible office space on the first floor.

The premises will also benefit from a community roof garden terrace and include space for markets, events and creative activities.

It will be built on the current Victoria Street car park, which will move to a plot previously occupied by Tiles UK.

The original car park will remain open until its replacement has been completed.

Paul Sweeney, vice chair of the Stapleford Towns Fund Board, said: ”Local people told us it was important to them to bring the high street back to life. We have too many vacant and derelict buildings which has a negative impact on people’s perceptions of our town, as well as local pride.’

“The Enterprise Hub project was designed to transform the town centre, to attract more people to come to work and shop, and enjoy their spare time eating, drinking and socialising too. We know this will breathe life back into our great little town and make it the place we know it can be.”

Milan Radulovic MBE, leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, added: “This exciting new £5m Enterprise Hub will give people a vibrant working and living offer that will appeal to different people at different times. We want Stapleford to stand as a model for what a small town can achieve. We’ve seen the success of Beeston and know Stapleford has got what it takes too.”