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Works begin on £1.4m Northumberland business park expansion project

Work has begun on a £1.4m project to drive growth in Northumberland with the expansion of one of the region’s business parks.

Ashwood Business Park, owned by Advance Northumberland and backed by the North East LEP, has seen work start on an investment in ‘key’ infrastructure.

The infrastructure is part of Phase 1 enabling works to develop the park and facilitate private investment in the Enterprise Zone.

The works will include new vehicle access, improvements to site visibility, new landscaping and earthwork reprofiling and essential utility infrastructure at the entrance of the estate.

Jeff Watson, chair of Advance Northumberland, commented: “The investment and works will enhance Ashwood Business Park’s infrastructure and further boost its appeal to investors looking for a well-connected location within a vibrant manufacturing cluster and with a highly skilled workforce on the doorstep.”

Andrew Moffat, chair of the investment board at the North East LEP, said: “As well as providing attractive and generous financial benefits for businesses moving onto the site, Ashwood Business Park will provide Northumberland and the North East with another significant, high-quality business location, helping to attract more investment into our region.

“The enabling works funded by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership marks the first step in the creation of another strategic Enterprise Zone for the North East; one that will drive economic growth and create more and better jobs for the region.”

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