Debenhams Basildon Eastgate mini-hospital work has started

Work has started on transforming Basildon’s former Debenhams store in the Eastgate Shopping Centre into a “mini-hospital” which will create 300 jobs.

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Basildon for Business website refreshed

New Year, new start! After a full review of the Basildon for Business website the Economic Development team agreed the site was not fit for purpose due to the change of landscape and work priorities. We worked closed with the web developers to reorganise the site map, update content, and introduce some new features such as 'Invest in Basildon'.

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Basildon launches Creative Tech Fest 2024

We are really excited to be bringing this new Creative-Tech festival to Basildon exploring the breadth and possibilities that cross sector Creative, Digital, Tech and STEM related roles can offer. Working in partnership with local business innovators and leaders, educators, careers professionals and creative industry specialists, the Festival will deliver a programme of events that are designed to excite and inspire young people (11-18) to find their place in Creative Tech.

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Celebration of Entrepreneurship Event to be Hosted in Basildon Town Centre This September

Basildon Council, in collaboration with South Essex College, is thrilled to announce their celebration of entrepreneurship event: the Business Networking & Demo Day, set to take place on the 9th of September, 2023. This event marks a milestone celebration of entrepreneurial spirit within the heart of Basildon town centre.

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Extra £1m funding available to develop City’s empty commercial properties

Owners of empty commercial properties are being encouraged to bring their buildings back into use through the No Use Empty (NUE) scheme.

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Basildon £3 million Wetherspoon plans granted by Council

A HUGE £3 million new Wetherspoon pub with a roof terrace WILL be built in Basildon town centre after plans were finally approved by the council.

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Basildon launches a new creative tech accelerator for aspiring Essex tech founders

This Summer, ‘Launch It: Creative Tech Accelerator’ will launch to encourage and support local entrepreneurs across Essex. The programme, delivered by Basildon Borough Council in partnership with South Essex College of Further and Higher Education, is designed to help encourage local entrepreneurs from across the region in the ideation of their business ideas, and provide the resources and support for their scale.

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Basildon gets £4.4m from government for creative and digital sectors

More than £4m is to be invested to turn empty properties in an Essex town into facilities for those involved in the creative and digital sectors. Basildon Council has been awarded £4.4m from the government's Cultural Investment Fund, Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer announced.

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Gridserve's huge Wickford EV charging forecourt by A127 approved

An electric car charging forecourt which was delayed over concerns about increased traffic has been approved by Essex councillors. The Gridserve charging station, which includes 31 charging points, a café, lounge, gym and children’s area, will be built in Wickford next to the A127.

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Basildon new Lidl and Greggs taking shape at The St Hilary Retail Park

A new Basildon retail park with Lidl, Greggs and other firms is taking shape with construction progressing quickly. The St Hilary Retail Park is being build off Miles Gray Road and when completed will have a Lidl, Greggs, Tile Mountain and other firms.

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Funding Bid for New Creative Campus in Basildon Town Centre

Proposals for a detailed funding bid to Arts Council England were approved by councillors at a meeting of Basildon Council's Cabinet on Thursday 20 October 2022.

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Successful £1m bid for south Essex construction industry

Plans have been put in place for three construction hubs to be set up in locations across south Essex at Basildon Town Centre, the Airport Business Park, Southend, and Thurrock. These hubs, located on or adjacent to construction sites will be central to training people up for these construction positions.

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Celebrating business for the 70th anniversary of Basildon New Town

As part of Basildon New Town's 70th Anniversary, Basildon Council and Eastgate Shopping Centre will be celebrating 70 years with 70 Basildon Heroes.

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Development contract awarded for East Square cinema and restaurants scheme

The development of a 10 screen cinema and six new restaurants in Basildon's East Square has reached another significant milestone after Simons Group were awarded the build contract.

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