Last week Giles Watling MP, Member of Parliament for Clacton, was pleased to welcome Minister for Levelling Up Dehenna Davison to Jaywick to open the new £5million Sunspot development.
The Sunspot is a £5million project providing 24 commercial units in a mixture of retail and office space, as well as a covered market, event space, café and other facilities.
Giles Watling MP said:
"I've always been banging the drum for our constituency and investment in our towns. This new £5million development will bring business and revenues to our community, and deliver for levelling up the Clacton constituency. I am very grateful to the Minister for joining us, and I hope that we see much more vital development here in the years to come."
Minister for Levelling Up Dehenna Davison said: “It was an honour to officially open The Sunspot, which will deliver a real economic boost to Jaywick and create great business opportunities for local people thanks to our Getting Building Fund. This is what levelling up is all about – investing in one of the country’s most overlooked areas so that the community can thrive.”
The project received £2.3million from the Government’s Getting Building Fund through the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP), with an additional £2million in funding coming from Essex County Council (ECC), and £800,000 from Tendring Council, which is also using part of its UK Shared Prosperity Fund allocation to do so.