The Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been awarded £15.5m as part of the government’s Getting Building Fund. The support package is to be invested into three key infrastructure projects.
The beneficiaries include a new Validation Centre of Excellence at Alderley Park in Cheshire East. The Centre will focus on innovative diagnostics, biomarkers and complex medicines and develop the UK’s onshore diagnostic capability at the site.
The £70m Northgate scheme in Cheshire West and Chester will also be backed by the Getting Building Fund, through £5m invested to create the Chester Drainage Tunnel.
Additionally, the backing will support the creation of an all-electric bus fleet depot on land owned by Warrington Council.