Developers of the £120 million pound Worcester Six Business Park have announced today that the contract to build the first onsite premises has been agreed.
The deal, worth £15 million, will see work on the first units started in Spring 2016 and is another big step towards the development bringing a projected 5,000 plus jobs to the county. The commercial units have been designed for a variety of employment uses to include technology, manufacturing and industrial.
The development site has been identified within Worcestershire’s Strategic Economic Plan as one of four ‘game changer’ sites – key employment sites seen as important in driving the county’s economic future prosperity, and together are expected to create over 16,000 new jobs across the county.
Councillor Simon Geraghty, Deputy leader of Worcestershire County Council, with responsibility for Economy, Skills and Infrastructure said: “It’s fantastic news for Worcestershire as our development sites begin to take shape. When we set out our plan for growth we recognised that we needed to, secure land for development first and then ensure that the infrastructure was fit for purpose. That’s now underway and more and more companies are becoming aware of what Worcestershire has to offer.”
Business Secretary Sajid Javid added: “Worcestershire is home to fantastic businesses – iconic British brands like Morgan and inward investors such as Yamazaki Mazak. With a central location, enviable employment rates, a strong skills base and a number of game-changer sites being developed to accommodate businesses there is every reason for businesses to locate and grow in Worcestershire. For Britain to prosper every part of the country must fulfil its potential. That is why this Government has committed to making the Midlands an engine of growth.”