Council welcomes Emersons Green science park announcement

Posted on Tuesday 23rd February 2010 at 1:00 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Council

South Gloucestershire Council has welcomed the announcement that work is planned to start in the spring on a new £300million science park.

The state of the art scheme – which will be located in Emersons Green, South Gloucestershire – will create around 6,000 high-skill and ancillary jobs and will help bring significant economic benefits to the West of England region and further afield.

Councillor John Godwin, executive member for external affairs and partnerships at the council, said: “The science park will be a world-class facility and a huge economic boost, creating thousands of jobs. The ambitious initiative will further strengthen industry and research in the region, and it is a facility that this council has supported and promoted for many years and we are extremely pleased that it is now coming to fruition.”

The South West Regional Development Agency is behind the major initiative and South Gloucestershire Council has been one of the partner organisations – including local universities, local industry, the West of England Learning and Skills Council and the Government Office South West – lending its expertise and helping to steer the project forward.

The science park, branded SPark, will be located on a 25 hectare site between the M4 and the Avon Ring Road in the North Fringe. It will serve as a major centre for science and technology, utilising and building on the expertise in the surrounding universities and industry.

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

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