The total is now sitting at £150m for a new business park situated next to London Southend Airport. It’s expected to be a leading example of innovative and flexible office developments where medical, aviation, engineering and manufacturing sectors can network and grow.

John Lamb, Leader of the Council, says:  “There is already much commercial interest in the site from a range of occupiers, and in the New Year we will be actively stepping up marketing activities to promote the scheme more widely. We will be using these excellent new CGI’s in new marketing materials and online and will help the agency teams attracting further interested parties.  Looking at the images I cannot wait to see it built and finished.

The latest investment of £20m came from the government’s own Local Growth Fund which forms part of capital projects for the South East Local Enterprise Partnership.