The presence of noisy diggers, hard hats and hi vis vests marked the official start of construction on Filwood Green Business Park on March 7th, as Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson led a turf-cutting ceremony attended by several local residents. One of those residents was Ken Jones, part of Knowle West Futures, who was invited to give a speech at the event to mark the local involvement in the early planning stages of the business park. With much of the ground now cleared onsite, the exciting new development for Knowle West is due to be open for business in February 2015.
An Enterprise Support Service has also been launched, offering advice and workshops to encourage budding entrepreneurs in the area to take up space in the business park. If you’re interested, contact Blue Orchid on 0117 370 3134 or visit www.blueorchid.co.uk.
By Nick Harland, Bristol City Council