Archive for September, 2013

GVA to Market 600,000 sq ft at Thornton

GVA to Market 600,000 sq ft at Thornton

GVA has been appointed to market 600,000 sq ft for commercial use at Thornton Science Park, the 66-acre site of the former Shell Technology Centre in Ellesmere Port. Its activity as a property agent will relate to buildings on the…

    Wirral Set to Cash In from Off-Shore Wind Farm Expansion

    Wirral Set to Cash In from Off-Shore Wind Farm Expansion

    Wirral’s cabinet has approved plans to buy a former factory in Birkenhead for use as a site to cash-in on the wind farm industry. The premises, the former Transfood site in Abbey Street, just off the A41, will cost £350,000….

      Flint Town Regeneration Could Cost Council £12million

      Flint Town Regeneration Could Cost Council £12million

      Plans for a major regeneration of a Flintshire town centre will cost up to £12 million. Flint town centre is the subject of the multi-million pound proposals, which will see the construction of 170-180 homes on the current Flint maisonettes site….

        Small Businesses are Vital to our Economy says Chester MP

        Small Businesses are Vital to our Economy says Chester MP

        Small businesses and entrepreneurs in Chester got a boost last week, learning new skills and networking. Last Wednesday the Riverside Innovation Centre played host to a Small Business Fair for more than 150 budding entrepreneurs and small businesses in their…

          University of Chester Win Regional Title

          University of Chester Win Regional Title

           The University of Chester has been named the Best Modern University in the North West in a prestigious annual guide. The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014, published last week, ranked the institution joint 52nd in the…

            Brymbo Steelwork Heritage Group gets £97,000 Lottery Boost

            Brymbo Steelwork Heritage Group gets £97,000 Lottery Boost

            A community group has been awarded £97,000 to help preserve the heritage of Wrexham’s former Brymbo steelworks. The site which closed in 1990 with the loss of 1,000 jobs has some protected buildings although their condition is said to be…

              Funding Boost for Tech Skills in Wales

              Funding Boost for Tech Skills in Wales

              More than £1m is being invested into skills programmes targeting information and communications technology (ICT) in Wales. The Welsh Government has pledged more than £1.4m for two “high level” skills programmes to address current and future skills demands of the…

                Dual School Site Opens

                Dual School Site Opens

                Work has been completed on a pioneering education facility that brings a special needs and mainstream school together on the same site in Wirral. Wates Construction built the new £11m home of Pensby Primary School and Stanley Special School in…

                  Seminar Event in Wrexham looks at Cross-Border Opportunities

                  Seminar Event in Wrexham looks at Cross-Border Opportunities

                  Tuesday 1st October 2013 | Time: 09:00am – 13:15pm Holt Lodge Hotel, Wrexham Road, Wrexham, LL13 9SW Internationally active SME’s stand a better chance of weathering today’s challenging trading conditions, but exploiting overseas trading opportunities is easier said than done….

                    Deals Covering 330,000 sq ft Boost Deeside

                    Deals Covering 330,000 sq ft Boost Deeside

                    Legat Owen has completed three deals totalling 330,000 sq ft at the Deeside Industrial Park Enterprise Zone in North Wales. Westbridge Furniture has acquired a 138,000 sq ft manufacturing facility on Zone 2 from the Universities Superannuation Scheme. Westbridge Furniture…

                      Seminar Event at Glyndwr University – 10th October 2013

                      Seminar Event at Glyndwr University – 10th October 2013

                      An evening seminar is taking place at Glyndwr University on Thursday 10th October 2013 from 6.30pm – 9.oopm.  The Business and Management Department at Glyndŵr University, Wrexham are launching a new business service – Epoch – at an Institute of…

                        Hutt Asks for More EIB Investment

                        Hutt Asks for More EIB Investment

                        Welsh Government finance minister Jane Hutt has visited the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg to make the case for further investment in Wales. The minister met representatives from the EIB to discuss potential investment opportunities in infrastructure in Wales. Speaking…

                          New Director at Patrick Parsons

                          New Director at Patrick Parsons

                          Multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Patrick Parsons has appointed a new director to its office in Chester. Doug Tidswell’s recruitment adds building consultancy to the company’s portfolio of services which include structural and civil engineering and geotechnical advice. He has more than…

                            Furniture Maker to Recruit 200 for Ikea Work

                            Furniture Maker to Recruit 200 for Ikea Work

                            A North Wales upholstered furniture maker plans to take on 200 staff after securing a contract with Ikea. Westbridge Furniture Designs Ltd, which is based in Holywell, has secured new business with Ikea which has allowed it to create a…

                              Miller Development joins Chester Student Property Boom

                              Miller Development joins Chester Student Property Boom

                              The surging interest in the student property market in Chester appears to show no signs of slowing down as Miller Developments has become the latest company to lodge plans. The Edinburgh-based business is eyeing a site in the city’s ‘Garden…

                                Chester MP Joins Fight Against Dementia

                                Chester MP Joins Fight Against Dementia

                                Chester MP Stephen Mosley this week pledged to take action to support the 800,000 people living with dementia across the UK.  He joined 200 other MPs and representatives from Alzheimer’s Society in Portcullis House, Westminster to provide a handwritten statement…

                                  Flintshire Council to Review Leisure Services Across the County

                                  Flintshire Council to Review Leisure Services Across the County

                                  Libraries, leisure and community centres could be shut under a major county-wide review to save cash.  A report, to be considered by Flintshire councillors at a crunch cabinet meeting on Tuesday, has warned that: “The current level of assets cannot…

                                    Council to Vote on Student Hall Plans

                                    Council to Vote on Student Hall Plans

                                    The second planning decision over Bell Developments’ controversial student village in Chester will be made at a full meeting of all councillors of Cheshire West & Chester Council rather than by planning committee members only. At a special meeting of…

                                      £300m Northgate Scheme Moves Forward

                                      £300m Northgate Scheme Moves Forward

                                      The green light has been given to Chester’s ambitious £300m Northgate development which aims to reverse the city’s decline as a retail centre. A special meeting of Cheshire West and Chester Council unanimously backed the authority’s plans for the retail…

                                        Adra Moves for Growth

                                        Adra Moves for Growth

                                        Welsh gift and homeware business Adra is relocating to a larger site in Gwynedd. The company, established by Insider Rising Star Angharad Gwyn, has taken three units at Parc Glynllifon near Caernarfon. Gwyn told about the reasons for the move….