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New £5m enterprise park featuring ‘start-up seed pods’, proposed in Co Antrim

The existing site on Marshallstown Road, Carrickfergus, which would largely be redeveloped under the new plans.
The existing site on Marshallstown Road, Carrickfergus, which would largely be redeveloped under the new plans. The existing site on Marshallstown Road, Carrickfergus, which would largely be redeveloped under the new plans.

PLANS have been revealed for a new £5 million enterprise park in Co Antrim, featuring ‘start-up seed pods’ for new businesses.

Building contractor Ben Crowe & Sons Ltd has notified Mid and East Antrim Borough Council of its proposal to develop the new enterprise venture next to the council’s recycling centre in Carrickfergus.

The new Sullatober Enterprise Centre proposes dozens of new enterprise units, working containers and ‘multi-functional shipping containers’, which the plans indicate would function as storage and as "start-up seed pods”.

The plans also detail a potential new exhibition centre and co-working building on the site.

Dozens of car parking spaces and electric vehicle (EV) charging also feature in the plans.

An early proposal for the layout of the proposed Sullatober Enterprise Centre.
An early proposal for the layout of the proposed Sullatober Enterprise Centre. An early proposal for the layout of the proposed Sullatober Enterprise Centre.

The industry monitor, Construction Information Services Ireland, estimate the value of the project at around £4.9m.

The project is at an early stage, with a proposal of application notice (PAN) lodged late last month.

A public event detailing the plans is due to be held at the application site at 22 Marshalltown Road, Carrickfergus on September 13 at 2pm.

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