Archive for March, 2014

A55 Investment Can Kick-Start North Wales Economy

A55 Investment Can Kick-Start North Wales Economy

Splashing cash on the A55 and rail electrification can be the catalyst to grow the economy – says the CBI at the launch of its ‘Brickenomics’ report. The CBI report argues that improving Wales’ infrastructure could boost employment growth and…

    Village Bakery to Invest in Wrexham

    Village Bakery to Invest in Wrexham

    The Village Bakery has revealed plans for a multimillion-pound baking academy and innovation centre. The business is seeking planning permission for a new academy based next to its bakery on Wrexham Industrial Estate. This would help it to train future…

      ‘Very Successful Year’ for Wainhomes

      ‘Very Successful Year’ for Wainhomes

      Annual turnover at Cheshire housebuilder Wainhomes has hit the £120m-mark, a rise of more than £25m. The Birchwood-headquartered business, which is part of the business empire of William Ainscough and his family, hailed its “sound land buying strategy” as the…

        Construction Surge Lifts Trade Counter Interest

        Construction Surge Lifts Trade Counter Interest

        The Chester-based agent has reported 39,900 sq ft of lettings in three separate deals across Cheshire and North Wales as the recovery drives spending on building materials and tools. In Nantwich, trade tool supplier Screwfix has taken a 5,000 sq…

          Airbus in $4bn Deal with Tigerair for 50 Planes

          Airbus in $4bn Deal with Tigerair for 50 Planes

          Singapore’s Tigerair has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for the purchase of up to 50 A320neo aircraft for future fleet renewal and growth. The deal – worth around $4bn – covers 37 firm orders plus 13 options and further…

            Rhyl New School Project

            Rhyl New School Project

            The planning application for the Rhyl New School has been submitted and it is hoped that an approval will be granted in April, which will, subject to the approval of the Business Case, allow the works to commence on site…

              Budget a ‘Missed Opportunity’ says Welsh Government

              Budget a ‘Missed Opportunity’ says Welsh Government

              The Welsh Government has dismissed George Osborne’s Budget as “another missed opportunity for Wales” although it said the impending publication of the Wales Bill would be an important step forward for infrastructure investment. The Welsh business community gave a mixed…

                MDA Innovation Network Event – Friday 11th April 2014

                MDA Innovation Network Event – Friday 11th April 2014

                The next MDA Innovation Network Business Breakfast will be held at the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Sci-Tech Daresbury. Sci-Tech are hosting this event in partnership with the MDA. The event will again be featuring a selection of public and…

                  Your Housing on Site at Kingswood

                  Your Housing on Site at Kingswood

                  The housing association has started on site at the Kingswood extra care scheme on Kingsway in Newton, Chester. The scheme will contain 82 retirement living apartments, on the site of the former Woodfield School. All of the 82 new apartments…

                    New Tenant at Sci-Tech Daresbury

                    New Tenant at Sci-Tech Daresbury

                    An international supplier of services for data centres and storage systems has taken space at Sci-Tech Daresbury to support its European growth plans. Mellanox, which currently has offices in California, US and Israel, is moving to The Innovation Centre at…

                      Pochin Develops Hawarden Site for SIRA

                      Pochin Develops Hawarden Site for SIRA

                      Engineering safety regulator, SIRA Test & Certification, has agreed a pre-let deal for 27,000 sq ft at Hawarden Business Park in Flintshire. SIRA, which is owned by US-based CSA International, will be the first company to move wholesale into the…

                        Homes, Link Road and Supermarket Plan a Step Closer

                        Homes, Link Road and Supermarket Plan a Step Closer

                        A councillor has said plans for 70 new homes, a link road and a supermarket in Brymbo are a step closer. Brymbo councillor Paul Rogers said the proposed Brymbo Spine Road is now “out to tender” for three weeks and…

                          Politicians Back New HS2 Cheshire Link Plan

                          Politicians Back New HS2 Cheshire Link Plan

                          Leading Crewe and Nantwich politicians have welcomed a plan to extend the HS2 line to South Cheshire earlier than first thought. David Higgins, Chairman of HS2 Ltd, has announced that Phase Two of the £50 billion high speed rail link should…

                            Flint Sixth Form Future Agreed by Flintshire Council

                            Flint Sixth Form Future Agreed by Flintshire Council

                            A sixth form partnership involving two high schools in a Flintshire town will be allowed to continue, councillors have ruled. Flintshire council is planning a major overhaul of post 16 educationwith a new hub opening in Deeside. It had also been…

                              50 Jobs Heading to Deeside Enterprise Zone

                              50 Jobs Heading to Deeside Enterprise Zone

                              Fifty jobs could be heading to  Deeside as a firm announces it is relocating part of its operations to the area’s enterprise zone. Economy Minister Edwina  Hart has welcomed news that  CSA Group, a leading global provider of product certification…

                                Redrow Buys Cheshire Site in £13m Deal

                                Redrow Buys Cheshire Site in £13m Deal

                                Housebuilder Redrow has acquired a 17-acre site in Cheshire in a £13m deal. The Deeside-based company has purchased a development site in Tytherington from Ainscough Strategic Land. ASL acquired the land in May 2012 from Allied Irish Bank for £4.5m. It…

                                  300 New Jobs Created in New Distribution Centre

                                  300 New Jobs Created in New Distribution Centre

                                  A massive distribution centre which has created 300 jobs and ships 100,000 items a day to 55 countries worldwide has been officially opened. Bear Grylls was on hand to open the Regatta Group’s 640,000sq ft distribution centre at Pioneer Point,…

                                    Astrazeneca Site Sold to Manchester Science Parks

                                    Astrazeneca Site Sold to Manchester Science Parks

                                    The AstraZeneca site in Cheshire is to be sold to a Greater Manchester-based consortium, it has been announced. The Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant said last year it would move its research and development unit from Alderley Park to Cambridge in 2016. Manchester Science…

                                      HS2 Chairman Calls for Project to be Brought Forward

                                      HS2 Chairman Calls for Project to be Brought Forward

                                      HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins has called for the northern section of the £50bn high speed rail line to be completed earlier than originally planned. In a new report for the government Sir David has also proposed the line to…

                                        Hawarden Named as One of Best Places to Live

                                        Hawarden Named as One of Best Places to Live

                                        Residents have reacted with pride to the news their village has been named one of the best places to live in Britain. Hawarden is among just 101 towns and villages across England, Scotland and Wales named in The Sunday Times’…