Houlton won the competitive tender deliver the new 15,500 sq ft unit for North East Lincolnshire Council which will accommodate the anchor tenant on the new Stallingborough Business Park. The unit incorporates office space with product development, manufacturing, and research areas. There is also an option to construct a large warehouse on the adjoining site as part of the firm’s phase two development plans.
The unit, the first to be developed on the Stallingborough Business Park, achieved planning permission last December as a speculative build, but the council has been working closely with a growing local business, myenergi, on the design specification before Houlton started building on site.
Managing Director, Andrew Kingston said of the project:
"We are delighted to be working with North East Lincolnshire Council to deliver this project. The project is part of a wider scheme to regenerate Stallingborough Interchange, creating around 3000 jobs so we are extremely proud to have been selected by the authority to play a part in delivering their long term objective."
The first building is being constructed by NELC, with the aid of a £950k grant through the Local Growth Fund, Humber Growth Deal grant programme, secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership as part of the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse, to build a flagship building on the site. This will create in excess of 80 jobs, and will attract more investment to the area.
The new Stallingborough Business Park is part of the council’s ambitious SHIIP (South Humber Industrial Investment Programme) with a goal to create up to 3,000 jobs within the next decade, SHIIP comprises of the Park, the new Humber Bank Link Road and the award-winning Cress Marsh wildlife and bird mitigation site. The £42m South Humber Industrial Investment Programme (SHIIP) is set to transform North East Lincolnshire’s industrial fortunes.
Cllr John Fenty, said: “I’m delighted to have myenergi sign as the anchor tenants on the new site, further cementing our credentials as a key part of the Energy Estuary. Additionally, the South Humber programme is incredibly important in terms of bringing local jobs to local people and this will provide the first tangible results.
“We’ve a long way to go to make sure that the business park fulfils its potential, but with myenergi having the confidence to choose our area, others will follow.”
Dr Chris Horne, myenergi Commercial Director, says: “This is an exciting development for myenergi as we continue to grow by investing in UK manufacturing and committing to local employment.
“It’s been great working with NELC to develop the detailed plans for our new headquarters. Their team has taken the time to really understand our business and then deliver a building that meets all our requirements. We can’t wait to move in!”
Taking shape along the South Humber bank the project is being supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, (HLEP), the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) and North East Lincolnshire Council, under the management of council regeneration partner ENGIE.