South Humber industrial gateway to boost investment and jobs
A South Humber industrial park is undergoing work to enhance its connectivity as a regional gateway of industry.
Work is underway on a new road at Humber Gate, which aims to bring quicker and easier access to the national motorway network.
The development supports other major investments in the area, including the £67m Grimsby regeneration scheme and the £40m South Humber Industrial Investment Project (SHIIP).
In addition to holding Enterprise Zone status Humber Gate also is home to a range of industrial plots from just under half an acre to nearly 20 acres. The 124-acre site is also home to an Engie gas-fired power station providing surplus power and steam.
It is anticipated that the enhanced transport links as a result of the improvements, due to be completed next summer, will attract more investment to the area, creating jobs in the manufacturing, logistics, open storage and renewable energy sectors.
David Garness, managing director of Hull-based chartered surveyors Garness Jones, commented: “The south bank of the Humber has become a magnet for major investment with the Humber LEP and the Greater Lincolnshire LEP committing significant funds.
He explained: “Garness Jones have been appointed to market and manage the site, which means our agency team and property management department will work in partnership to make sure it is ready for the new arrivals likely to be encouraged by the business incentives and the much-improved access.”
Cllr John Fenty, cabinet member for regeneration at North East Lincolnshire Council, added: “I’m delighted to see the Humber Link Road, one of the South Humber Industrial Investment Programme projects, is well under way and will revolutionise traffic movement between the ports of Immingham and Grimsby.
“Importantly, this road will reduce traffic congestion on the A180 and enable access to six sites around Stallingborough totalling over 460 acres once completed in June 2020.”
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