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Green light for huge manufacturing facility

Plans to build a cardboard box manufacturing facility spanning almost 800,000 sq ft next to the M53 in Ellesmere Port have secured the green light. A hybrid planning application by Peel Investments (North) to transform the 45.5-acre site of the former Cabot Carbon plant, which closed in 2009, has been approved by Cheshire West & Chester Council's planning committee. Full planning permission was sought for phase one...
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M6 in Cheshire sees new £274m smart motorway safety barrier near completion

A new 20-mile-long concrete safety barrier on the M6 in Cheshire is nearing completion as part of a £274 million project to upgrade the route to a smart motorway. The Highways England scheme between junction 16 at Crewe and junction 19 at Knutsford will see the hard shoulder converted to a permanent extra lane, and new variable speed limits will help to tackle congestion and keep...
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Flagship University of Chester energy centre opens at science park

A multi-million pound energy centre has had its official opening. Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry MP was in attendance for the opening of the flagship University of Chester facility at Thornton Science Park. The centre, part of the so-called Cheshire Science Corridor, will be a place where industry and academia come together to innovate, develop and demonstrate new, intelligent energy technologies. Read more from the Standard...
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The Hut Group ‘selling £125m stake’

The Hut Group is reportedly selling a £125m stake in the business in a deal that values it at £2.5bn. The Cheshire-based online retailer has also agreed to buy a beauty products subscription service. The Hut Group has signed a deal to sell a £125m stake to Old Mutual Global Investors (OMGI), according to Sky News. The deal represents the asset management giant's first such equity...
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Big names support Chamber Business Awards 2017

SOME of the area’s most high-profile names have thrown their weight behind the South Cheshire Chamber’s annual showcase for business excellence. The 21st anniversary Chamber Business Awards take place at Crewe Hall on November 24 and backing it are a range of major employers and industry leaders. New on-board is Assurant, a leading provider of...
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Ellesmere Port in line for massive £2bn investment

A massive £2bn of future investment could be heading towards Ellesmere Port, specialist economic consultants believe. The independent review by Liverpool based Amion Consulting says this would be in addition to £400m which has already been brought in with 2,600 jobs created. The review was carried out for the Ellesmere Port Development Board and the borough council. It is said to reveal the success of the town’s regeneration...
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Sykes Cottages signs up to One City Place

Private equity-backed holiday company Sykes Cottages has signed up to relocate to Chester's landmark office scheme One City Place. The business, which has been based in Chester for more than 25 years, said that the switch was a key part of its ongoing strategy to support expansion. It has signed a ten-year lease for 24,000...
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Warehouse portfolio acquired for £117m

A portfolio of logistics warehouses across the UK have been acquired in a £117m deal. LondonMetric Property is behind the deal, having snapped up the sites from Cabot Properties. The 14 sites are located in Bicester, Theale, Solihull, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Coventry, Bolton, Wakefield and Sheffield, with there also being two in each of Milton Keynes, Warrington and...
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