Hundreds of new engineering manufacturing jobs are to be created at Portsmouth City Council-owned Dunsbury Park, a 45 acre site it owns next to Junction 3 of the A3(M).
The major new tenant is Bio Pure Technologies, who make fluid-path components for the bio-technology industry. Work is set to start on the 120,000 sq ft manufacturing facility this year.
Commenting on the ‘largest development of south coast manufacturing this year’, Liberal Democrat City Council Leader, Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, said: “To get this many skilled manufacturing and engineering jobs into the Portsmouth area at our award-winning business park shows the positive impact councils can have on their local economy if things are done properly.”
The project will generate rental income for the council which will be put towards vital council services in Portsmouth.
The new unit is expected to be ready for production in 2022 when it will create around 120 new jobs. Hundreds more jobs will be created during later phases of the project.