Press release

Unlocking 4,000 jobs in Goole

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The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has awarded a contract to Lagan Construction Group to build the access road at Capitol Park in Goole to open up development land in East Yorkshire.

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Andrew Percy MP for Brigg and Goole said:

The signing of this contract is a tribute to the work of the HCA – it has been a long and complicated process but it is great news for Goole and for job creation in the town. I am pleased that through the HCA, the government has recognised the importance of this scheme for the local area.

Lagan Construction Group will build 1 km of road to connect Junction 36 of the M62 to Andersen Road just north of Goole docks to unlock 40 hectares of land for development that will allow the creation of new jobs. The contract, which is part of over £13 million investment in Capitol Park, will take 16 months to complete, has been supported by £8,319,490 million of European Regional Development Funding.

Rob Pearson, Head of Area at the Homes and Communities Agency said:

The letting of this contract continues the creation of long term employment in Goole by providing access to both the port and the motorway network. This investment from the HCA and the ERDF to create jobs complements our investment in new homes across Goole and the surrounding areas.

The road and other infrastructure work will allow the construction of an extra 116,000 square metres of employment floorspace and create a direct connection between Capitol Park and the docks to complement the existing links to the motorway network.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:

This is a landmark moment for Goole and one which this council has strived for alongside our partners at the Homes and Communities Agency. Job creation is one of this council’s top priorities and the building of transport infrastructure, like the new access road to Capitol Park, helps an area fulfil its potential and is often a major factor in securing investment from businesses. This new access road is the final piece of the jigsaw, creating a continuous route from the docks to Capitol Park to the M62. It will open up a large area of the town for potential development, helping to regenerate Goole for the benefit of its residents.

Gavin McKevitt, Director for Scotland and Northern England at Lagan Construction Group said:

We are thrilled to have been announced as the contractor to deliver this Project in Goole, which will aid the creation of further economic development in the area. Lagan Construction Group looks forward to working with and delivering a successful project for our client, HCA.

Kishor Tailor, Chief Executive of the Humber LEP, said:

This is excellent news for Goole with huge potential created by greater connectivity from the ports to the M62. The unlocking of the development land through investment from the HCA and ERDF by creating better links from the business park to Goole’s port, the UK’s most inland port, makes an even more attractive proposition for investors and looks certain to provide a huge jobs boost to the town and wider region.

Published 1 August 2014