Around £6.7m of works to improve access and connectivity at Knowsley Business Park have been announced, part-funded by an award from the £230m growth fund allocated to the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership earlier this year.
The work is part of a package of access and connectivity improvements planned across the 1,000-acre Knowsley Business Park.
The growth fund, earmarked for significant projects deemed to be of major benefit to the local economy, will provide £5.6m, and will be topped up by an additional £1.13m investment by Knowsley Council.
The project will focus on improvements to six individual areas across the park which will collectively improve accessibility and enhance the park’s connectivity to the wider region.
The scheme will provide clear routes and gateways for vehicles to identify and access the park, increase public transport and improve walking and cycling access. This will make it easier for people to move around the park, whatever form of transport they use.
Dowhigh has been awarded the contact for the work, which is expected to start in September 2015.
Cllr Mike Murphy, Knowsley’s cabinet member for regeneration and economic development, said: “Knowsley Business Park is the largest business park in the Liverpool City Region and its success is crucial to the economic growth and development of the area.
“Knowsley’s location and connectivity is a key part of what makes us so appealing to businesses. Improving that access and connectivity even further and creating a reliable transport network is essential to ensure the park can grow and meet futures increases in demand.”