A £4.4m industrial development project in Llanelli, due to be completed in October, will provide accommodation for nine enterprises, with engineering and automotive facilities to follow.
The speculative development at Llanelli Gate, Dafen, by the Welsh Industrial Partnership, a Joint Venture between RBS and the Welsh Assembly Government, could create more than 100 jobs and will provide nine units totalling 4,660m2.
Demand has been so high that proposals are already being drawn up for the second phase which could see an additional 4180m2 of industrial space being developed.
The first phase, which is due to be completed in October 2007, will provide small to medium size units. These would be suitable for companies involved in light industrial manufacturing or distribution while engineering or automotive companies would benefit from the new Technium Performance Engineering business innovation centre on Llanelli Gate.
Ieuan Wyn Jones, Minister for the Economy and Transport, said the Welsh Industrial Partnership was playing a key role in levering in financial support from the private sector and helping to support businesses in Objective One areas by providing high quality business units
‘The provision of modern purpose built production units acts as a job creating catalyst enabling indigenous businesses to expand and attracting new businesses to the area. The high demand at Llanelli Gate clearly illustrates that we are fulfilling a market need and supporting business growth.’