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Academy given green light for ‘innovation hub’

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Academy given green light for 'innovation hub'


Wakefield-based live events specialists have been given the green light to expand by building an ‘innovation hub’ - XPLOR.

Backstage Academy Ltd and Production Park in South Kirkby will construct the four-storey building at its base at Langthwaite Grange Industrial Estate.

The innovation hub will create a specialist knowledge and innovation centre that will focus on research and development for the live events industry and its supply chain.

“Specialist equipment will be used to deliver a support programme across the live events industry, covering specialisms such as music, TV, film, sports, corporate events, theatre and arts.”