for Kings Business Park
The Northwest Development
Agency (NWDA) is providing over £973,000 of funding to assist Hazels
Development Company in the further development of the Kings Business Park in
The project will provide 3,525 square metres of state-of-the-art office
accommodation and is expected to create more than 200 new jobs in an area of
Once completed, the new development will represent the second phase of
office development at the Park, after the success of Phoenix House, and will
improve market profile and investor confidence in the Business Park,
increasing its potential to attract further investment.
The new building has been designed by Austin Smith Lord, an award winning
architectural practice based in Warrington, and will enhance the existing
environment through the provision of additional landscaping. Joint agents
for the Park are Dunlop Heywood Lorenz and Keppie Massie.
Aidan Manley, Area Manager of Merseyside, NWDA said:-
"We are extremely pleased to be able to assist the expansion of
the Kings Business Park. It is recognised that the successful development of
this site will contribute to the improving competitiveness of the area as a
business location. Furthermore, raising the profile and enhancing the image
of the area will bring higher value businesses into the area, contributing
to economic growth and social prosperity."
Colin Cole of Westbury plc-owned Hazels Development Company said:
"This funding provision from the NWDA is very good news for Kings
Business Park. The market on Merseyside is in short supply of high-quality
grade A office accommodation, yet demand continues to remain strong. This
assistance will enable us to complete our second phase of development,
create local jobs, and produce the necessary multiplier effects for future
development at the Park."
the Commonwealth Games Spirit Alive
Over a month after
the Commonwealth Games came to a close, England's Northwest proves that
although the sport has ended, the legacy of the Games is still going strong.
In a special presentation on September 18th at Tameside College, successful
students who completed the Commonwealth Games Pre-Volunteer Programme are to
see their valued and vital efforts rewarded.
The programme, supported by the Northwest Development Agency (NWDA),
received £54,000 from the Single Regeneration Budget. It proved to be a
fantastic opportunity for residents of the Northwest to become involved in
the Commonwealth Games. Volunteers not only grasped the unique opportunity
to be involved in this historic event, but many have used the training and
experience to find employment.
Tomorrow's presentation will also provide graduates of the course with
possible progress advice and a number of further employment opportunities in
an aptly titled "What Next?" session.
The certificates are to be awarded by five-times Karate champion Geoff
Thompson MBE and Mumtaz Bashir of Manchester City Council.
Coral Grainger, Regeneration Manager, NWDA said:
"It is wonderful to see the spirit of the Commonwealth Games
continuing to thrive. The volunteers did a wonderful job, and were a credit
to Manchester and England's Northwest. The NWDA are delighted to provide
funding for a programme that continues to help so many people, and helped
make the Games such a success"
Sue Vickers, Guidance Officer, Commonwealth Games Pre-Volunteer Programme
"This is the next step for volunteers in Tameside to ensure all
the skills and experiences gained during the Games are used to meet new
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