Relocation and expansion for Cornish construction firm.

Truro based Nova Construction will soon be locating to Redruth thanks to investment into a new speculative workspace part financed with £367,487 by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Convergence Programme.

Marlin House July 2014

Construction has recently commenced by Marlin Properties Ltd. on a brownfield site at Agar Way, the site is ideally located close to Barncoose Industrial Estate in Redruth. Marlin House will offer high specification office accommodation which will house the new administration offices of Nova Construction whilst two further high quality office workspaces will be put onto the market to rent or buy.

Caroline Atkinson, Director of Marlin Properties said: ‘By welcoming Nova Construction to Marlin House we hope that other businesses will be interested in the rest of the building to buy or rent. The convenient location of Agar Way makes this an attractive site for any business looking to relocate. With Nova and the other businesses we hope to create and sustain around 19 local jobs with this development.’

Nova Construction has worked on many new builds, renovations and restorations, most notably Truro Cathedral which is a Grade I listed building. Dan Newberry from Nova Construction said: ‘Moving to Marlin House provides our business with a great new build with all the latest amenities. Amenities we often lack when we work on restoration projects! We see relocating to the Camborne Pool Redruth (CPR) area as a positive move from our rented offices in Truro; we look forward to expanding our business from Redruth which ideally suited for our employee and customer needs.’

The three units will achieve BREEAM ‘Excellence’ standard, something that Marlin Properties believes is essential to make the units work for their future businesses, Caroline went onto say: ‘The build will take advantage of the latest sustainable amenities, and will include a rain water harvester, bike racks and will include elements such as low voltage lighting. Interestingly, many of Nova’s employees live around the Redruth area so the advantages of this location may well have carbon saving benefits thanks to the reduction in car use.’

Nova Construction currently employs approximately 50 people across Cornwall and the move will help the company not only create further jobs but also expand their apprenticeship programme,  Dan Newberry from Nova went onto say: ‘Currently we have an apprentice who has just finished their apprenticeship and has decided to stay with us. For me, it is really important to educate and excite the next generation into the construction sector and we plan on taking on two further apprentices in September when the build is complete.’

Julian German, Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Economy and Culture & member of the Convergence LMC highlights that:  ‘The creation of jobs and apprenticeships shows a long term commitment by Nova for growth within Cornwall. Relocating any business is an upheaval but moving to a bespoke new build within their client and supplier area provides a great advantage. I wish Nova every success for their future business activity.’

To find out more about the further two units on sale or to rent at Marlin House contact Nova Construction on 01872 240630.

Editors Notes:

Image: L-R Dan Newberry, Caroline Atkinson, Julian German

Marlin House ispart financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the managing authority for the European Regional Development Fund Programme, which is one of the funds established by the European Commission to help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support local businesses and create jobs.

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Project Investment:

ERDF Convergence: £367,487

Marlin Properties: £367,487

TOTAL: £734,974

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Wednesday 9 July 2014