A flagship regeneration site in Stamford will play host to an investment showcase for South Kesteven next week.

A flagship regeneration site in the historic town of Stamford in Lincolnshire will play host to an investment showcase for South Kesteven next week.

The networking event on Wednesday 17th July staged jointly by InvestSK – South Kesteven’s economic development and regeneration company – and Team Lincolnshire will highlight investment opportunities at St Martin’s Park and across the wider district.

St Martin’s Park is a 35-acre site south of Stamford. It combines two large parcels of land – one, a 15 acre site formerly home to Cummins Generator Technologies which was acquired by South Kesteven District Council earlier this year following Cummins’ announcement to close the factory, and the other owned by Burghley Estate.

This is just one of a number of development sites across South Kesteven highlighted by an InvestSK delegation at the international property expo MIPIM earlier this year. 

Among the speakers at the networking lunch will be:

  • Councillor Matthew Lee, the Leader of South Kesteven District Council
  • Councillor Kelham Cooke, the Deputy Leader of South Kesteven District Council
  • Councillor Colin Davie, Executive Councillor for Economy and Place at Lincolnshire County Council and Board Director at the Greater Lincolnshire LEP
  • Tim Downing, Director of Pygott & Crone and Team Lincolnshire member

The event will take place at St Martin’s Park, Barnack Road, Stamford PE9 2NB from 10am until 1pm on Wednesday 17th July 2019.

“The development opportunities in South Kesteven were warmly received by the investor community at MIPIM,” said Jon Hinde, Head of Economy and Skills at InvestSK, who will be hosting the event.

“The district has unrivalled potential in terms of our infrastructure, land availability and growth ambitions. Combining that with our attractiveness as a cost-effective place to do business, it makes sense to invest in South Kesteven. InvestSK is here to help that investment come forward and to provide a soft landing to new businesses.”

Councillor Lee said: “I am very proud of the district council’s vision and ambitions to grow South Kesteven’s economy. South Kesteven District Council stepped in to buy the Cummins site because we saw the opportunity and value it offers for mixed-use development for the benefit of the whole community. Indeed, all of our sites across South Kesteven need to contribute towards the delivery of our growth ambitions. Equally, we know that we cannot do this in isolation and I am delighted to welcome major investors to South Kesteven to see what we have to offer.  

“We are also pleased to be hosting this event jointly with Team Lincolnshire who will help us to amplify our message and take this investment opportunity out across the country and beyond.” 

Councillor Davie added: “The Greater Lincolnshire LEP is committed to unlocking opportunities to encourage investment, stimulate the local economy and support job creation throughout the region. Undoubtedly one of the most important factors for any potential investor to consider is location.

“South Kesteven is our gateway to the South East and offers so much to potential investors and developers. Its great connections to London and the South East via rail and road mean the district is an intelligent choice for businesses that are looking for competitive rates in a favourable location.”