£7.7m allocated to Bucks to Get Building
Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership is delighted with the approval, by the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government, of the allocation of £7.7m of the Governments Getting Building Fund to four keys projects to support economic growth in Buckinghamshire.
The four projects to benefit from this funding, which were approved by the Bucks LEP Board on July 17, are:
- The Westcott Disruptive Innovative Space Centre (£2m funding),
- National Film & TV School site expansion (£2.99m funding)
- Centre for Artificial Intelligence and iHub Incubation and Innovation at the University of Buckingham (£2m funding), and
- The Rural Broadband Programme – Remote Access Rapid Expansion (£710k funding).
Buckinghamshire LEP Getting Building Funding summary
Our most innovative industries will benefit from the government’s investment in Buckinghamshire as part of the plan to help get Britain building. This will strengthen the county’s connectivity and creativity, help drive the local economy and support jobs.
Lord David Puttnam, the President of the National Film and TV School (NFTS), welcomed the investment which will help secure its long-term growth ambitions at its Beaconsfield site, said: “This investment will be essential in helping the world leading National Film and TV School grow and support the next generation of iconic film-makers and creative talent.
“The NFTS is one of our genuinely world-class creative sector organisations, and the proposed expansion will ensure it continues to provide an unrivalled film education to students from all around the world, and enhance the U.K.’s reputation for filmmaking from our Buckinghamshire headquarters.”
A summary of the individual projects being supported through the Getting Building Fund is listed below.