Christine Gaskell, chair of the Cheshire & Warrington LEP, told an event at MIPIM that the region has the potential to create the world’s first zero carbon industry cluster, based around its Energy Innovation District proposition.
If we truly want to be a global economic powerhouse with connectivity to match, the sub-standard digital infrastructure of all our rural areas needs to be addressed urgently, writes Annette McDonald of Tatton Group.
Work is on schedule for completion in January on the £28m redevelopment of the former oncology research buildings cluster within Alderley Park, a project that will bring 150,000 sq ft of space aimed at tech companies to the Cheshire market.
Peel Environmental and Cheshire’s public sector leaders believe they are closing in on a deal with the Government which will support the development of a UK-leading energy network, where occupational energy costs would be cut by 20%.
The fourth phase of the Connecting Cheshire project, which looks to provide faster broadband services in areas considered unviable by commercial suppliers, has been announced, with £7.25m committed to extending the rollout programme.