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EM3 proud to have supported the renewal and regeneration of Whitehill & Bordon

Last updated 28 September 2023
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Exciting and modern facilities have transformed Whitehill and Bordon from a garrison town to a green and healthy connected community, thanks to key support from Enterprise M3 LEP.

Since 2015 when the MoD vacated Bordon, EM3 has invested £34 million to encourage healthy living, improve environmental performance and develop employment opportunities.

The LEP is part of a successful partnership behind a range of award-winning projects such as the Green Loop, which encourage active and sustainable travel, to the BASE Innovation Centre and the Future Skills Centre, nurturing new businesses and skills.

We have also helped finance the construction of a relief road to alleviate traffic congestion and improve access and have designated part of the town as part of the EM3 Enterprise Zone, which provides a host of benefits to businesses.

Progress about these and other up and coming projects were discussed at a celebration event for partners, including EM3, who came together last week to celebrate the success of the regeneration to date.

Sue Littlemore, Joint Manager Director of Enterprise M3 LEP said: “We are proud to have been part of the ongoing transformation of Whitehill & Bordon as part of our overall vision to create a low carbon high growth region.”

“As both a strategic and delivery partner EM3 has supported key elements of the development via our Local Growth Fund, totalling £34 million investment. This has included improving transport links and £3.4 million towards the Green Loop, a 7km network of walking and cycle paths, encouraging sustainable travel.”

“We are also delighted to have been able to support both the BASE Bordon Innovation Centre and the Future Skills Centre, promoting business and skills growth. Whitehall & Bordon also forms part of the EM3 Enterprise Zone and we look forward to continuing to attract businesses and investment to the area via our ongoing work to promote the Enterprise Zone to both national and international investors.”

Cllr Richard Millard, Leader of East Hampshire District Council, said: “It is incredible what this partnership has achieved in such a short time in Whitehill & Bordon.”

“In 2015 we had ambitious plans to transform the town, and now, in 2023, you can see the huge impact our partnership has had, bringing incredible facilities, jobs and life-changing opportunities.

“These have all been delivered by working collaboratively and engaging with the community. And it won’t stop here. There are lots of exciting projects in the pipeline and the town will continue to reap the benefits of this ground-breaking partnership for years to come.”

Where

Address:

BOSC, Bolley Avenue
Whitehill & Bordon
GU35 9HG
United Kingdom

From 1 April 2024, the responsibility for LEP functions across the Enterprise M3 LEP region has transferred to Hampshire County Council and Surrey County Council.

The Enterprise M3 Board met for the last time in March 2024 and Enterprise M3 LEP is no longer operating as an organisation.

For any enquiries relating to economic development across the counties of Hampshire and Surrey, please visit the Hampshire County Council website and Business Surrey respectively.

Please note that Enterprise M3 LEP staff have transferred to Hampshire County Council to continue to deliver services and activities in Hampshire, including the Growth Hub, the Careers Hub, work on key business sectors, and trade and investment.  
They can be contacted at economic.development@hants.gov.uk.

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