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Work to Start at Skengess Industrial Estate

Midlands based contractor G F Tomlinson is set to start its highway infrastructure works this August as part of the £2.4 million redevelopment of a mixed-use business park in Skegness. G F Tomlinson is undertaking the work on behalf of Lincolnshire Country Council via the Scape Regional Construction Framework.

Work at Skegness Industrial Estate, located to the west of the town, includes the construction of a new highway link to join up two parts of the existing industrial estate, which will allow for the expansion of the park site onto surrounding agricultural land.

Preparation works will enable the current site to be more easily accessible for multiple business functions in the future, in order to accommodate speculative builds or purpose-built units for a wide range of private clients, including local sessional companies in Skegness for storage needs.

Along with a new 4,000m2 access road, there will also be a foul water pump station which will service the land, as well as water and electric service ducts to allow services to be easily brought onto the site in future and LED street lights to current standards.

The works are expected to be completed by Spring 2021, with the redevelopment of the business park spanning six hectares, which includes the current existing main industrial site and surrounding road infrastructure.

Managing director of G F Tomlinson, Andy Sewards, said: “We’re delighted to announce the commencement of infrastructure works this August for the redevelopment of the existing business park site in Skegness. The works will ensure accessibility to the site and existing industrial estate and will facilitate potential for economic development for the town, providing quality space with access to agricultural land for a number of businesses in the vicinity, or for those looking to relocate to the Skegness area.

“We have a solid, longstanding relationship with our client, Lincolnshire County Council, and have worked with them for numerous projects and developments since 2012 when we did the first of the waste transfer stations. We look forward to seeing this project through from its summer start to finish, which is expected at the beginning of next year.”

Cllr Colin Davie, Executive Councillor for Economy at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The expansion of the business park is a big confidence boost for our coast. Diversifying the economy in the area will provide more year-round employment as well as allowing local businesses to expand or relocate.

“The site will be suitable for a wide range of business needs and usage, including purpose-built units for many different companies, and will encourage future investment. By boosting investment and creating jobs, there will be benefits throughout the wider area.”

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