Gloucestershire LEP to help create UK's first dedicated Cyber Park
Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, GFirst LEP working in partnership with Cheltenham Borough Council are planning to create the UK’s first dedicated cyber park in Cheltenham. GFirst LEP have allocated £22million of local Growth Deal funding to the project
The cyber park set on 45 hectares, will deliver in excess of 7,000 jobs and will be an iconic focal point for cyber security nationally and internationally as the UK builds one of the world’s leading digital economies. The businesses, academic institutions and government organisations there will play a key role in ensuring that the UK’s digital economy is secure and the UK remains one of the safest places to be and do business online.
The cyber park will be a world class campus that integrates high-tech work places with academic facilities, high quality housing and leisure. The new neighbourhood will be developed to complement Gloucestershire’s existing assets, cultural and natural, as well as attracting and retaining the best talent.
It will be custom designed to create the optimum environment for cyber businesses and their partners to collaborate, innovate and thrive.
The campus will be environmentally responsible, with embedded sustainable features that minimise impact on the environment.
Key partners both locally and nationally are actively engaged and aligned to the ambition of delivering a business park of national significance.
Dr Diane Savory, OBE, Chair of GFirst LEP said:
“The cyber park is one of our most ambitious and exciting projects for the county. It will be located in the shadows of GCHQ, the Government’s Communications Headquarters and will be of both national and international importance. Our ambition is for it to be the optimum location for people in the cyber industries to work and live.”