A £4.2m project, including a £750,000 loan from the Marches Investment Fund (Growing Places Fund).
The centre which opened in September 2013, is a catalyst for research and education, innovation, knowledge transfer and skills development within the agri-tech sector. The centre is playing a critical role in developing new technologies for farming practice, and in bringing together expertise from the agricultural engineering industry, the farming sector and the wider academic community. So far, it has created 21 of the 22 new, direct full time equivalent jobs that were forecast to be created by this scheme. The facility’s indirect job target of 200 new jobs has been exceeded through the support provided to businesses using the facility.
A virtual tour of the facility can be accessed on the Harper Adam’s University website.
£750k loan from the Marches Investment Fund
200 indirect job target exceeded
22 direct full time equivalent jobs to be created