Over 8,800 new jobs and nearly 10,000 new homes will be delivered in Greater Grimsby thanks to a new, ground-breaking Stage 1 Town Deal worth £67 million, the government announced 5th July 2018.
Local Growth Minister, Jake Berry MP and Business Minister, Lord Henley, unveiled the new Stage 1 Town Deal partnership with the Greater Grimsby Project Board while visiting the Marine Operating Centre in Grimsby and seeing first-hand some of the transformative projects the Deal will help deliver.
The Stage 1
Siemens have announced plans to establish a new state-of-the-art factory to manufacture and commission trains on one of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Enterprise Zones at Junction 36, Goole.
These plans, which could mean an investment of up to £200m, could see an addition of 700 jobs for the Humber region, in skilled engineering and manufacturing roles.
A further 250 possible jobs could also come about during the construction phase of this development; with approximately 1,500 indirect jobs expected to be
Lord Haskins (left) takes a tour of the £200m Energy Works power plant currently under construction in Hull.
Lord Haskins, Chair of Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) was part of a special access visit hosted by Spencer Group to Ron Dearing UTC and Energy Works, two of Hull’s most significant developments.
Those in attendance alongside Lord Haskins included Alan Johnson, former Hull West and Hessle MP, who championed the cause of establishing Hull’s first UTC, Finbarr Dowling, former Hull Project Director for another UTC Founding
As the devolution debate continues it is essential we do not lose the momentum or focus on growing the Humber economy.
Which is why we are pleased to welcome the significant extension to our Enterprise Zone, and our contribution (subject to EU funds) to the £400m Northern Powerhouse that will benefit small businesses through an investment fund, set out by the Chancellor in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement.
Delivery partners Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (Humber LEP), Hull City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) launch the marketing of Phase 2 of the Burma Drive Enterprise Zone on Hedon Road, Hull.
Dsplaying the new signage and cutting the first turf will be, Chair of the Humber LEP, Lord Haskins, Leader of Hull City Council , Councillor Stephen Brady and Rob Pearson, Head of Area for Sheffield City Region and the Humber at HCA.
Burma Drive phase 2 covers 3.54