The NLCC will inform, stimulate and encourage the transition to a low carbon economy and demonstrate innovative processes and emerging technologies. It will promotes the commercial growth of the UK supply chain and jobs.
The Centre has partnered with three leading Midlands universities – Coventry, Aston and Birmingham City – and is building dynamic commercial partnerships to develop this exciting initiative.
Here you’ll find more information about why the NLCC is critical for this emergent sector and what the Centre will do. To find out more get in touch today.
WITH THE UK LOW CARBON ECONOMY NOW VALUED AT £122 BILLION, AROUND 500,000 JOBS SUPPORTED AND STRONG EXPORTS, THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE CLEAR
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The low carbon sector is at an important and exciting phase of growth. With turnover in the UK’s low carbon economy, its supply chain now valued at £122 billion, around 500,000 jobs supported and strong exports, the commercial opportunities are considerable. Now resources are needed to ensure this growth is sustained through continued investment in enterprise development, R&D and knowledge transfer.
There is strong demand for a centre of excellence for low carbon technology research, demonstration, knowledge transfer, skills, business development and supply chain integration. With a science park masterplan in place, on onsite commitment to clean energy, sustainable infrastructure, green transport and a central location in the heart of the Midlands, Stoneleigh Park is the venue of choice for the National Low Carbon Centre (NLCC) and its partners.
Now is the time to find out how your organisation can be part of this defining new development for the low carbon sector.
THE UK GOVERNMENT HAS PRIORITISED REDUCING CARBON EMISSIONS, BALANCING THE GRID AND GENERATING MORE ENERGY FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES.
This commitment is driven by the impact of climate change, fluctuating costs of fuel and electricity, environmental sustainability and securing the nation’s energy supply.
There are huge opportunities for economic growth. According to the Green Alliance, the sector could save the UK up to £160 billion in energy supply costs to 2050 and generate business activity which would add £89 billion to the GDP of the UK economy over the same period.
The latest research shows 11,550 businesses are directly engaged in the low carbon economy across the UK, employing 269,800 people. A further 190,800 are employed in the supply chain, meaning 460,600 people work in the low carbon economy once the supply chain is accounted for.
This is growing quickly – at around four per cent a year even during the economic downturn – and exports are strong.
Crucially, Coventry and the wider West Midlands are regarded as one of the highest areas for growth in the ‘energy and environment’ sector.
Investment and resources are needed to expand the sector and to generate economic growth through new businesses, jobs and skills.
The time is right for a site that attracts a cluster of innovative cleantech businesses, encourages R&D collaboration, promotes supply chain development, offers demonstration opportunity and stimulates knowledge transfer.
THIS CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT BRINGS TOGETHER A CLUSTER OF LOW CARBON SECTOR BUSINESSES WITH SPECIALISTS FROM UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS.
The NLCC will:
LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY, STONELEIGH PARK HAS A STRONG TRACK RECORD AS A NATIONAL CENTRE FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER MAKING IT THE IDEAL BASE FOR THE NLCC.
The NLCC will make full use of the 100 hectare science park which has an approved masterplan for growth.
Stoneleigh Park is made up of new and refurbished buildings, exhibition halls and open spaces. Surrounding this is a further 300 hectares of farmland and farm buildings suitable for demonstrations, field trials and the generation of renewable heat and power.
Stoneleigh Park also benefits from close links with economic development agencies, local authorities and leading academic institutions.
THE NLCC IS KEEN TO ESTABLISH A STRONG WORKING PARTNERSHIP WITH INNOVATIVE COMPANIES AND ACADEMIC ORGANISATIONS WORKING IN THE LOW CARBON AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES SECTOR.
Coventry University, Aston University, Birmingham City University and Greenwatt Technology have already joined the NLCC project as partners.
We are now looking for commercial and academic partners to be part this game-changing initiative for the UK low carbon sector.
For more information please contact:
Colin Hooper, Stoneleigh Park estates director
02476 690 035