Friday 11th July 2008
Science development to create jobs
Over 1,000 jobs will be generated in Runcorn after plans for a science facility were approved, reports the Runcorn and Widnes World.
Up to 1,200 jobs could be created after Hatton Council accepted proposals to build Vanguard House, a top class science facility costing £25 million, on Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus.
John Leake, general manager of Daresbury SIC, told the Runcorn and Widnes World: "This will be a fantastic facility for hi-tech businesses. Companies will be able to draw on the unique combination of business support and world class scientific expertise that has become the Daresbury SIC trademark."
With 35,000 square feet of office and laboratory space set to be built, the project is expected to bring jobs in IT, administration jobs and jobs in engineering.
Steven Knowles, senior development manager at St Modwen told the newspaper: "Vanguard House signals our intent to provide high quality accommodation to internationally competitive businesses."
Work on Vanguard House will start in September and is predicted to be finished the following year.
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