Plans for a new £8 million business park

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Plans for a new £8 million business development in Skegness, which could bring 700 new jobs, are being revealed at a special event later this month.

On Wednesday, March 25, Lincolnshire County Council, the Greater Lincolnshire LEP and Croftmarsh Limited, are hosting the official marketing launch for Skegness Countryside Business Park.

The event will be an opportunity for invited local companies to learn about the upcoming development, which will create a range of new business spaces and could ultimately lead to the creation of 700 new jobs.

Paul Wheatley, group manager, economic development at the council, said: “The business park will give local firms the room they need to grow, something that will be of great benefit to the local economy.”

“This event will be an opportunity for them to learn more about our plans for the site, and how it could potentially provide an ideal home for their operations.”

Croftmarsh Limited added: “The Countryside Business Park has been part of the long-term development strategy by local company Croftmarsh Limited, and is designed to provide an important development site for national and local businesses to be situated to support the envisaged expansion of the Skegness and surrounding area’s economy.

“It is believed the site of 67 acres will be a substantial fit-for-purpose business park where future occupiers can thrive and succeed and be an important part of Skegness’s growth in coming years.

“Our private sector investment with national and county support will assist job creation on the park and this working together has pulled forward this development which will be important to supporting the growth of the Lincolnshire coast and creating real and diverse job opportunities for its residents.

“We are proud to be leading this development with the GLLEP and LCC.”

The estimated £8 million project has been made possible thanks to funding from the Single Local Growth Deal grant, provided through the Greater Lincolnshire LEP; Lincolnshire County Council; and Croftmarsh Limited.

Work is planned to commence on site in Autumn 2015 in order to avoid the tourist season.