Property consultancy URS Scott Wilson's planning and regeneration team in Manchester has been appointed undertake an employment land review for Anglesey and Gwynedd Councils.
URS Scott Wilson will work alongside ESYS Consulting and Williams & Goodwin to draw up recommendations on supply and demand up to 2026. The work will be added to Anglesey's Energy Island Programme and the North West Wales Labour Market Study to form a new joint development plan.
Anglesey is the poorest borough in North Wales with high unemployment and little new commercial space. The loss of major employer Anglesey Aluminium in 2009 increased pressure to develop new business premises on the island. Developer Conygar, in a joint venture with Stena Line, plans a major development around Holyhead on the coast and another inland as a distribution park for freight traffic but so far the local authority has not decided on either scheme.
The URS Scott Wilson commission was announced at the same time as a separate win for URS Scott Wilson in Northern Ireland, for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.
Mark Phillips, principal regeneration surveyor at URS Scott Wilson, said: "Both of these projects are significant wins for our planning and regeneration team and reinforce our expertise for advising on planning, economic development and housing issues."
The two projects will be undertaken by staff at the URS Scott Wilson Manchester office and work starts immediately.