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Planning Granted for Advanced Manufacturing and Research Institute on Deeside

March 16, 2018 / Business News Wales

Economy Secretary Ken Skates has welcomed news that planning permission has now been granted for the Welsh Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRI) at Broughton in the Deeside Enterprise Zone.
With work to appoint a Contractor already underway, the granting of planning permission means hat construction of the building can begin shortly. The Welsh Government hopes that the Institute’s first facility will open in summer 2019.
It is predicted that the AMRI programme, which will be geared to increasing Wales’ productivity, commercialization, innovation, and skills development, could increase Welsh GVA by as much as much as £4bn over 20 years.
The Institute will have a strong focus on advanced manufacturing sectors including aerospace, automotive, nuclear and food and will deliver game-changing support to key manufacturing companies as well as multi-sector supply chain companies and the broader SMEs economy.