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Filwood Green Business Park: £12m site officially opened

Filwood Green Business Park Image copyright Bristol City Council
Image caption The new £12m business park is seen as a 'flagship project' for the south of Bristol

A £12m business park in Bristol, which could support 350 jobs and be one of the most energy efficient in the South West, has officially opened.

Filwood Green Business Park, in Knowle West, will provide 40,000 sq ft (3,716 sqm) of workshop and office space for small businesses and hot-desk use.

It includes a wetland ecology area, electric vehicle charging points and will produce 20% of its energy.

Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson opened the site and toured the building.

Bristol City Council, which has part-funded the site, said it is a "flagship project" of city's year as European Green Capital 2015.

'Vital project'

The development has already gained a Breeam outstanding certificate for its green credentials, the highest possible environmental rating.

Mr Ferguson said: "Filwood Green Business Park is a great vote of confidence in the future of South Bristol.

"This project is a vital component of our year as Green Capital and provides a lasting legacy for the city, creating jobs by providing environmentally conscious businesses with workshop and office space to boost economic prosperity."

Labour councillor Mark Bradshaw, assistant mayor for place, said the site sent a "clear signal" that South Bristol is thinking ahead to close the gaps in skills and infrastructure.

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