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Investment Prospectus for Berkshire published by Thames Valley Berkshire LEP

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, working closely with partners across the public and private sectors, has published the second edition of the Berkshire Prospectus for 2022. The document gives insights into why Berkshire is an excellent area to invest in and highlights ready to invest projects that will unlock future economic opportunities.

This edition follows the success of the Berkshire Prospectus 2021, which was published in February 2021. One such project featured in the first edition was Reading’s Minster Quarter which has recently been awarded £2 million One Public Estate (OPE) funding to allow Reading Borough Council to lay the groundwork for the future regeneration of the Quarter.

The projects highlighted in the Prospectus represent unique and attractive opportunities for new investment, which will appeal to a wide range of partners, locally, regionally, and nationally. For example, there is a focus on ensuring Berkshire is full fibre-enabled by 2025. This new infrastructure will give both Berkshire residents and businesses access to Gigabit connectivity with the speed and capacity benefits this technology brings. This is not the only project that will bring exciting investments to the region, Cine Valley is a new film and TV production hub in Shinfield, Berkshire. Launched this year by the University of Reading, the project will provide a range of new jobs to the Thames Valley, attract inward investment to the UK, and help support the fast-growing creative industries.

The 2022 Prospectus also outlines plans for a cleaner, greener Berkshire. Aligning with the ethos of the UN Climate Change conference COP26 and government’s Race to Zero campaign, Berkshire has taken a significant step forward in its net-zero ambitions with the launch of the Net Zero Carbon Research Report. Commissioned by Thames Valley Berkshire LEP, and carried out by Bioregional, the report which was launched in September 2021 recommends a 50-point action plan. Alison Webster, CEO of Thames Valley Berkshire LEP said, “Since the inaugural Berkshire Prospectus was published in early 2021, we have seen significant changes to how investment will flow into the English regions, especially from Government. For this second edition of the Berkshire Prospectus, alongside our partners, we have developed a fully updated and refreshed selection of investment opportunities, ready for both Government and private sector investment as and when it becomes available. This Berkshire Prospectus highlights some of the key projects that will bring prosperity and above all else make Berkshire a desirable place to invest in.” 

Download the Berkshire Prospectus at http://www.thamesvalleyberkshire.co.uk

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