Industrial Estate To Be Rebranded

Former Wholesalers will become business centre

The Porthmellon industrial estate is being rebranded.

It’s going to be known as the Business Park.

Council Chairman Mike Hicks feels that the new name, when adopted, will improve the perception of the area when the new business units and road improvements are completed.

Mike says the area is currently a “bit of a mess” and there’s a psychological advantage to changing the name, especially when the road is being improved and more non-industrial businesses, such as Phoenix Gallery, are using the site.

He says the new name would coincide with the redevelopment of the former Wholesalers store into a flexible workspace for busineses.

Mike’s hoping that, with the likely arrival of superfast broadband in the next 18 months, this will provide a focus for small ‘micro-businesses’ to spring up.