Home Skip Navigation LinksNews News Story

<< back to previous page

Science park expansion could create 125 jobs, including graduate engineer roles

Published: Wednesday, 16 February 2011   Category: Science, Engineering and IT

A science and business development park in Staffordshire could create up to 125 new jobs if expansion plans are approved, which could include graduate engineer jobs.

The Keele University Science and Business Park, based on the grounds of the university, has submitted an application for an additional building, reports the local newspaper the Sentinel.

If the application is accepted by Staffordshire County Council, the 30,000 square foot establishment will include office and production space.

Caroline Mairs, head of Keele University Science and Business Park, told the news provider that the expansion will help the area's economy and ensure more graduates get - and keep - jobs.

"The development of additional innovation centres will enable the [park to] support regeneration by way of job creation, business start-up, business growth, as well as facilitating academic collaboration and graduate retention," she said.

The business park is currently home to around 40 companies and employs 650 people, some in graduate roles.

news archives...

Email this page to a friend Facebook Twitter DZone It! Digg It! StumbleUpon Technorati Del.icio.us NewsVine Reddit Blinklist Add diigo bookmark