Wynne Construction has been appointed to redevelop a former heliport on Anglesey into business units. Work is due to start to build the ten units, at Holyhead’s Penrhos Industrial Estate.
The development, which was recently given planning permission, will provide 30,000 sq ft of office, light industrial and storage space to enable business growth and support the low carbon energy sector. The project is part of wider plans to develop Anglesey’s Enterprise Zone and Energy Island Programme. Construction will be complete and the units ready for businesses in June 2020.
Wynne Construction Commercial Manager Simon Moreton said: “We are due to start work in early September. These ten new units will be a welcome addition to the existing retail and business provision at Penrhos. It’s good to be working on another commercial scheme for Anglesey Council, which complements previous commercial and school projects we’ve completed on the island in recent years. In addition, it provides economic opportunity for our local supply chain.”
The units will complement other EU backed business premises on the Island, including the new businesses developments on the Bryn Cefni Business Park in Llangefni and the Menai Science Park, in Gaerwen.
Anglesey County Council economic development and major projects portfolio holder Cllr Carwyn Jones said: “There are currently a significant number of major private sector low carbon energy projects under development on Anglesey, including the exciting Morlais tidal energy scheme.
“We are also confident of seeing the Wylfa Newydd project revived as part of the UK Government’s commitment to developing a rich energy mix and achieving net zero emissions by 2050. We are working to ensure that the necessary infrastructure is in place to ensure the Island benefits from these business opportunities.”
The overall scheme represents an investment of £3.9m. It is being funded with £2.3m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and £1.6m in a joint venture between Anglesey Council and the Welsh Government.
Ken Skates AM, Welsh Government Minister for Economy and Transport, said: “I am delighted work is set to start on this development, which will help ensure Holyhead has the infrastructure in place to enable dynamic businesses to flourish in the low-carbon sector. The joint venture we have agreed further demonstrates our support both to this hugely important sector and to a region that is quickly becoming genuinely world-leading as a centre of excellence for low carbon energy. It will also contribute toward creating the type of inclusive and sustainable prosperity in North Wales that we are working hard to drive through our Economic Action Plan."