Cumbria County Council has appointed Yorkshire-based environmental contractor VHE Construction to a £1.3m package of works to remediate dockland as it kickstarts a stalled business park development.
Barrow Waterfront Business Park was one of the projects cancelled in the comprehensive spending review by the incoming government in 2010.
Funding has now been secured from government and Cumbria LEP to resume with a scaled-back business park next to BAE Systems’ submarine yard.
The council maintains plans to build a marina at the business park in the future.
Remediation and site levelling are due to begin immediately and complete in spring 2017.