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Winsford Industrial Estate Expansion Set To Create 600 New Jobs In Cheshire

05 Jun 2020

Winsford Industrial Estate Expansion Set To Create 600 New Jobs In Cheshire

An expansion of the Winsford Industrial Estate is set to create 600 new jobs in Cheshire over the next few years.

The £5 million expansion plan, contracted out to civil engineering firm A E Yates Ltd, will increase headcount at the industrial estate by around 15 per cent, taking the number of people working there from 4,000 to 4,600 in the coming months.

Around 100 businesses already work at the site, but a partnership between Public Sector Plc’s Build & Thrive and Cheshire West and Chester Council aims to increase the floor space at the site by the equivalent of more than four dozen full size football pitches.

If the first phase of the project proves successful, then a second phase of development over the next five years could create a further 600 jobs or more for the region.

Commenting on the latest developments, Public Sector Plc’s, Kate Howe, said:

“Moving forward with the development of Winsford Industrial Estate is a real testament to the council’s belief in the people and businesses of Winsford and Cheshire West. By unlocking new employment land in key strategic locations, we can help local authorities like Cheshire West & Chester to maximise the value and benefit of their land and property holdings.”

“The agility and flexibility of our Build & Thrive partnership with the council allows us to respond to the specific needs of a community and to deliver projects that truly support and promote local people and places. As a partner of local authorities, we passionately believe land and property can be used to help local communities and economies bounce back from the impact of the coronavirus,” added Ms Howe.

Clare Hayward, Chairman of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), also commented, saying: “As our economy starts to re-open we need to be focused on recovery. Building a stronger economy than before and investing in development that will create jobs. Winsford Industrial Estate is a strategically important employment location so the LEP welcomes the safe start of these works.”

Cheshire West and Chester’s Councillor Richard Beacham, in charge of housing, regeneration and growth, welcomed the announcement, saying: “The development of Winsford Industrial Estate remains a top priority for the council and we are continuing to invest in the site to enable the local community to benefit from its growth and expansion.

"This latest phase is the continuation of a really exciting four-year partnership project to develop the site, which will secure employment in the town and help to give confidence about the future at a time when Covid-19 has created some uncertainty for local people and businesses.”

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