Britain’s Energy Coast is a dynamic one-stop-shop for economic development.
We deliver business support and support for energy innovation; funding for physical and skills-related regeneration projects; and manage a high
quality business property service which includes Westlakes Science & Technology Park, assets in Lillyhall and workspace in Workington and
Blencathra near Keswick.
Our aim is to create an entrepreneurial environment where businesses can grow; helping to stimulate wealth and jobs that directly benefit the West
Cumbrian community and aid Britain’s response to the pressing challenges of climate change and energy security.
To find out how you can get involved contact us,
Tel: +44 (0)1946 595200 or Email: email@example.com
Britain’s Energy Coast Reportable Outputs
(1 April 2012 to 30 September 2013)
Some Key Projects...
- FAB LAB
A global movement which aims to nurture innovation and spark invention has landed in West Cumbria with the opening of the Britain's
Energy Coast Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) facilities at Createc in Cockermouth and West Lakes Academy in Egremont, which together
as one have become the ninth Fab Lab in the UK.
- BEC CONSTRUCTION SKILLS CENTRE
Britain’s Energy Coast in partnership with Nuclear Management Partners invested £4m in this new state-of-the-art centre, which will
equip hundreds of people with the skills needed to deliver a wide variety of construction projects, in particular those related
to the energy sector.
- ALBION SQUARE
Almost £3m of funding from Britain’s Energy Coast made in partnership with Nuclear Management Partners, has helped to pave the way
for this major commercial office development in the heart of Whitehaven town centre by covering the costs of land purchase and
site remediation. Once completed in 2014 around 1,000 workers will move to Albion Square from the Sellafield site.
- PORT OF WORKINGTON
Britain’s Energy Coast in partnership with Nuclear Management Partners and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has invested £5.65m
in a new container handling facility and supporting infrastructure that will enable the port to handle significant volumes of sea-borne
container traffic and elevate this key local asset onto the European marine network.
- DESTINATION MANAGEMENT
Britain’s Energy Coast in partnership with Nuclear Management Partners has provided funding for a two-year programme to develop, support
and promote the tourism offer in West Cumbria. West Cumbria Tourism is responsible for delivering the project, which seeks to celebrate
the area’s rich and varied offer to visitors around the world.