Hereford Cyber Quarter
Midlands Centre for Cyber Security
Construction work has started on a new £9m Centre for Cyber Security in Hereford– bringing up to 190 high-value jobs and making the region a magnet for high-tech firms.
The centre is a joint venture between the University of Wolverhampton and Herefordshire Council and will be built at Skylon Park in the Hereford Enterprise Zone, part funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in conjunction with the Marches LEP Local Growth Fund.
The 2,000 sq metre building will provide significant resources for research and development across three cyber laboratories, advanced training facilities as part of the University of Wolverhampton’s Cyber Research Institute (WCRI) and additional business space for up to 16 cyber companies.
The aim of the centre is to tackle the growing threat of cyber security and the shared facilities will allow private sector businesses to benefit from the university’s networks and expertise as well as make use of the centre’s specialist training rooms and laboratory spaces.
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The new centre incorporates a full height glass atrium to provide a dual break-out space and function hall, alongside the main three storey building that houses business suites, innovation rooms, IT workshops and a ‘Cyber Range’ – a cutting edge facility that will defend against the global rise of hacking.