Work begins on £8.5m manufacturing facility

Work begins on £8.5m manufacturing facility

Work has started on a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Birmingham's Advanced Manufacturing Hub.

The 8.5m, 94,500 sq ft Apollo facility sees commercial developer Trebor Developments and investment partner Aviva Investors, working in conjunction with Birmingham City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency.

Supported by funding from the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP), the Advanced Manufacturing Hub has already attracted two high profile engineering companies, Hydraforce who have completed a new 125,000 sq ft unit and Guhring, whose works are on site.

The latest development, due for completionoccupation in February 2017, takes investment on the site past the £40m mark and will further enhance the Hub's growing reputation as a centre for high value manufacturing.

Cllr John Clancy, leader of Birmingham City Council, said: "Whatever the national economic uncertainty, Birmingham is not standing still and the fact that construction of this new high quality manufacturing facility is underway gives a clear signal of our intent.

“We're creating high quality jobs and business opportunities and this demonstrates both the resilience of the City’s economy and the underlying strength of the manufacturing sector.”

Andy Street, chairman of the GBSLEP, added: “I am pleased that the GBSLEP has been able to support this key regeneration project which is playing an important role in supporting the expansion of high quality manufacturing activity in the Greater Birmingham area.

“The fact that this is a speculative development also demonstrates confidence in the continued expansion of the manufacturing sector post Brexit.”

 


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