Bilfinger GVA’s Manchester planning regeneration and development (PDR) team has secured outline planning approval on behalf of M-SParc for the development of Menai Science Park in Anglesey, North Wales, a development which will deliver 700 jobs to the economy.
Bilfinger GVA’s property consultancy role included advising on making the case for the unallocated site; demonstration of the benefits of the science park and management of the pre-application consultation process.
It also was involved in the management of the project’s technical team; review of technical studies and submission and monitoring of the planning application.
In addition to its planning advice, Bilfinger GVA’s Science Park specialists within their National Markets team provided a market demand report to underpin an understanding of occupier requirements to support the business case for the investment.
Principal Planner in Bilfinger GVA’s Manchester office, Hayley Knight, said: ‘We are delighted with the overwhelming support that the Planning Committee showed for the proposals yesterday.
“As noted by a number of the councillors the proposals are fully in line with the island’s economic focus on renewable energy and environmental technology and will provide excellent opportunities for North West Wales to retain graduates from Bangor University as well as attracting investment from elsewhere.’