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Press Release

Wednesday 5 February 2014

Planning application submitted for new Innovation Centre at Daedalus

Fareham Borough Council has submitted plans to build a brand new business space at Daedalus, Fareham – leading to around 150 new jobs.

If approved, the £5.3m Innovation Centre project will see new office space and workshop facilities for new businesses, with support to help them grow and succeed.   The location will add a unique new facility to the Enterprise Zone to encourage advanced manufacturing, with a focus on the engineering, aerospace, aviation and marine industries.

The proposed development is part of large scale investment at Daedalus, which includes improvements to the runway and new hangar space. As well as that, in Autumn, Fareham College will open a new Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST) on site.

Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Councillor Seán Woodward, said: "These latest plans could see state of the art business facilities at Daedalus and the creation of highly skilled local jobs. I'd encourage people to go along to the next Crofton Community Action Team Meeting (CAT) and have their say on the plans."

The plans for the Innovation Centre will be on display at the Crofton Community Action Team meeting on Tuesday 11 February 2014 at Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road, Stubbington, from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Residents will be able to have their say and ask any questions. The application will be considered at a planning committee meeting in March. If approved work on the project could start in May. Developers Bouygues have been chosen to construct the Centre.

The plans can be viewed online here.

 

ENDS

 

For further information contact:

Lorna Tipper, PR and Marketing Officer, Tel: 01329 824302

fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council's website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases

 

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