The Cyber Quarter – Midlands Centre for Cyber Security project has been supported by an investment of £3m from the Local Growth Fund.
Located on Skylon Park in Hereford, the new Centre will offer high quality research facilities through the University of Wolverhampton’s Cyber Security Research Institute as well as providing office space for cyber businesses and advanced training facilities designed specifically to tackle threats in cyberspace.
The new Centre will organise, facilitate and support the development of cyber security on a global scale whilst at the same time present opportunities to develop high quality academic, vocational educational and training programmes to address the digital skills shortage being experienced nationally.
£3million Growth Deal 3 investment
2,800m² new commercial floorspace, supporting new SMEs and spin-out businesses
106m² new learning and training floorspace and 78 new training courses
It will provide innovation workspace for small and start-up businesses to operate from, offering consultancy support from the University and shared facilities including laboratory space and training rooms.
There will be a range of specialist facilities for the cyber sector including server space and high-speed broadband as well as research and development laboratory space.
The Centre will stimulate an enhanced base of businesses engaged in cyber security solutions which will improve insight for businesses on the challenge faced in the future and drive-up levels of innovation activity across the Marches.
The project is expected to complete in 2025 and, as a result of Local Growth Funding, the centre is expected to create 185 jobs from the investment, along with a range of other economic and skills-based outcomes.