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Consultation launched on transport plan to boost Cheshire and Warrington economy

BUSINESSES and residents across Cheshire and Warrington are being urged to have their say on a new transport strategy for the region designed to boost economic growth over the next 20 years. For the next 12 weeks Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is consulting on its draft Transport Strategy setting out how transport provision within the region should develop...
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CWAC hires new chief executive

Cheshire West & Chester Council has appointed Andrew Lewis, currently managing director for the Tees Valley Combined Authority, as its new chief executive, replacing the retiring Gerald Meehan. Lewis has worked for the Tees Valley Combined Authority since 2016, where he led on devolution deals, and was also part of the Local Government Association panel which reviewed Cheshire West & Chester Council last year. Read more

Four winners on £22m consultancy framework

Aecom, Jacobs, Mott MacDonald, and WSP have been chosen for a £22m consultancy framework spread across Warrington, Cheshire, and Halton. Warrington Council has led on the procurement for the framework, which covers both Cheshire West & Chester and Cheshire East; Halton Council; and the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership. The four consultants will provide multi-disciplinary professional and technical advice, design, guidance, negotiation, and assistance on construction...
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Prime Minister delivers major science policy speech at Jodrell Bank

Today, (Monday 21 May), Prime Minister Theresa May visited The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank to deliver a major speech on science technology and to confirm funding for a spectacular new gallery at the world-famous site. The Prime Minister visited a workshop involving children from the local Goostrey Community Primary School and met University of Manchester postgrad and postdoc researchers, before joining a meeting of the...
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Plans revealed for £70m football centre and luxury hotel

Plans for a £70m complex in Cheshire – comprising a new football centre and a luxury hotel and spa – have been revealed, with the project set to create a significant number of job opportunities. Cheshire County FA, Cheshire West and Chester Council, and Liverpool-based ION Developments are behind the proposed facility, which is earmarked for a site in Northwich. It has been designed to become a...
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LEP chair honoured at Institute of Directors 2018 Awards

The chair of Cheshire and Warrington LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) has won a prestigious accolade from the Institute of Directors (IoD). Christine Gaskell has been named Non-Executive Director of the Year at a ceremony at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. She and the nine other award winners from the evening will now go on to represent the North West region in the national final of the Institute...
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DBS Pochin clears way for Middlewich expansion

The joint venture between DB Symmetry and Pochin’s expects to compete for 300,000 sq ft-plus requirements after signing an option agreement for a further 69 acres next to its flagship logistics park MA6NITUDE. The land is currently in private ownership, and is already allocated as employment space. It lies immediately to the east of the existing site. Ecologists have been instructed...
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Sigma deal completes sales at Ellesmere Port project

Galliford Try Partnerships has sold the final 40 homes at Chase Park, its development of the former greyhound track in Ellesmere Port, to PRS provider Sigma Capital Group. The business, the regeneration arm of the Galliford Try group, had previously disposed of 101 homes at the development, with 45 being brought forward on behalf of Cheshire West & Chester Council, representing the first council homes built...
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Businesses encouraged to join Digital+ programme

Cheshire East Council’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company has launched a new business support programme called Digital+. The Digital+ programme offers fully-funded support and advice to help small and medium-sized businesses maximise faster broadband and digital tools – such as cloud computing, digital marketing and social media – and adapt to wider issues, such as upcoming changes to data protection legislation. The cornerstone of the Digital+ programme...
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Chester Business Park expansion for dermatology firm

A global dermatology company has expanded its presence on Chester Business Park. Sinclair Pharma is relocating from its current premises, also on the same site, to Eden House on a ten-year lease. The two-storey property covers 6,500 sq ft and was previously occupied by Natwest Bank. It has undergone an extensive refurbishment with a new office and reception being installed with the landlord having appointed Hutcheon Construction...
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