HMRC unveils £46m Brexit customs post plans
Parc Cybi in Holyhead will hold the inland border facility if HMRC’s application is approved.
Construction on the project is estimated to take one year and involve employing 390 people. The estimated price tag for the scheme is £45.75m according to a report by Turley Economics.
When finished, the IBF will be capable of processing up to 346 HGVs every 24 hours. At its peak, it would be able to process 40 HGVs an hour.
Set on more than 20 acres, the customs post would take over an old Road King Truck Stop. The main building would become an IBF office with a 2,460 sq ft extension being added to increase office and admin space.
The plans submitted by Knights also include a two-storey office, drivers’ reception and welfare facilities building on the eastern part of the site. That building would be 5,450 sq ft.
The IBF would also have nine entry/exit gatehouses, 83 HGV parking spaces and 82 staff car parking spaces.
If built, Turley said the building would generate £14.5m in net additional GVA annually for the economy of Wales, the majority of which would be in Anglesey.
The development team for the project includes Norder Design Associates, Hill Lawrence, Herrington Consulting, Emcus, Landscape Science Consultancy, Chris Blandford Associates, Waterman Infrastructure and Environment, and Philip Dunbavin Acoustics.
Looking to learn more? The application’s reference number with Anglesey Council is FPL/2021/337.