A nine-foot robot better known for sharing its stage with pop stars gave a suitably innovative feel to the opening of Lynn’s new Innovation Centre today.
Titan, who has appeared in music videos with artists such as Rhianna, joined political and business leaders for the formal unveiling of the £5 million facility this morning.
Kevin Horne, chief executive of Norfolk and Waveney Enterprise Services (NWES), who will manage the complex, said the launch was meant to reflect the new ideas to be developed there.
He said: “Our aim is to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation and remove one of the barriers to growth, long business leases.”
The centre, which stands just off Nar Ouse Way, has been developed through a partnership between West Norfolk Council, NWES, the New Anglia local enterprise partnership (LEP).
Borough council deputy leader Alistair Beales said the development of the centre showed the area was truly open for business.
He said: “King’s Lynn already has a vibrant economy and KLIC will provide existing local businesses, and newcomers to the region, with access to the resources, support and professional space to help them flourish even further.”
LEP chairman Mark Pendlington added: “This iconic centre will be a magnet for new and existing companies to help them learn, grow and commercialise their ideas and in turn drive more economic growth for the whole area.
“It is entirely fitting that this is the flagship building on our brand new Enterprise Zone site in King’s
“Its theme is ‘Space to Innovate.’ This project will do exactly that.”