Harwich Innovation Centre, Essex – Business Case development
Nautilus were commissioned by Tendring District and Essex County Councils to undertake a detailed assessment of demand and need for the proposed ‘Harwich Innovation Centre’.
This study outlined the market opportunity and identified the business, innovation and supply chain support needs which could encourage investment and growth across the marine, ports and logistics and offshore renewables and engineering sectors. The work also assessed the suitability of a proposed site identified by the councils for the centre, refurbishment options, suitable operational models for the centre once refurbished, likely income and expenditure projections and recommended next stages in development.
Through this commission, Nautilus have delivered a detailed demand and need assessment setting out the operational model, best use of physical space, and the core and ‘added-value’ services that should be available to tenants and small businesses. Conclusions of this study indicated a significant continuing demand for the proposed centre and clearly outlined recommendations for its cost-effective development and sustainable ongoing management and operation.