A port in North East England is well positioned to attract future investment, following completion of a multi-million-pound expansion programme.
The Port of Sunderland, which was bolstered by an GB£8.2m investment after areas of its estate were granted Enterprise Zone (EZ) status in 2017, has completed a major improvement programme at its East Shore nine-acre development site.
Matthew Hunt, director at Port of Sunderland, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce that the East Shore is now open for business and we are confident that this latest investment will help make us yet-more capable of handling increased levels of cargo and position us as a port of call for businesses looking to innovate and grow in the North of England.”
The civil engineering division of Esh Construction was appointed to lead the transformation of East Shore, conducting initial groundworks and remediation of the site and installing a surface water drainage system, making the port more attractive to potential investors and providing an added incentive to those looking to establish a long-term operation on the site.
Scandinavian energy start-up Wastefront recently started working at the port and it is hoped this latest expansion – as well as the redevelopment of the 11-acre Hendon Sidings site which is set to follow - will help attract more businesses.
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