PLANS are to be submitted for a major expansion of a business park within the Deeside Enterprise Zone.

Redsun Projects has agreed to acquire a 10-acre site on land adjacent to Hawarden Business Park - on Manor Lane, near to the Airbus UK facility.

The site will be acquired from Welsh Government and is currently subject to agricultural uses - but is zoned for employment use within Flintshire County Council's Local Development Plan.

Hawarden Business Park has been developed as business park by the Welsh Government with a focus on high tech manufacturing and aerospace.

The Welsh Government has agreed to provide funding support for the development which will see a first phase of 60,000sqft of industrial/logistics space delivering across four units. Future phases can accommodate a further 80,000sqft.

Planning will be submitted in the coming weeks with a view to construction starting in early 2021.

Nick Wightman, director at Redsun Projects, said: “This site fits our development model perfectly and we are confident that well designed units in this location will prove to be very popular indeed.

"The Welsh Government has been proactive in supporting our ambitions for this site and we look forward to delivering a high quality product in this prominent location.”

Ken Skates, Minister for Economy and North Wales, said: "It’s good to see this development by Redsun progress, and I’m pleased it is moving forward with Welsh Government assistance.

"It is on a key site in the Deeside Enterprise Zone and investments like this will be a key feature as we build back better in North Wales following the Covid-19 outbreak which has had such a significant impact on the economy.”

Legat Owen and Cushman & Wakefield are instructed agents on the development.