Housebuilder Countryside Properties is to invest £6m in a new manufacturing plant in Warrington.
The Essex-based group made the announcement as part of its half year financial report today.
Countryside currently operates a regional base in Warrington at Central Park.
It revealed plans for a modular panel timber frame plant in the town today, which it said is aimed at driving business growth.
The £6m facility will involve a closed panel timber frame factory of around 130,000 sq ft.
And the group confirmed that equipment is due to be delivered to the new site in the second half of this year.