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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Britain’s Energy Coast Reportable Outputs
(1 April 2012 to 30 September 2013)
BEC Annual Report
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. Look here for more information about Fab Lab Cockermouth.
- 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 now equip hundreds of people with the skills needed to deliver a wide variety of construction projects, in particular those related to the energy sector. For more information about the Construction Centre click here.
- 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.