THE £4MILLION expansion of Malvern Hills Science Park is taking shape as the months countdown to its completion.
MP Harriett Baldwin took up a trowel to assist in the building work as part of a ‘topping out’ ceremony to celebrate the completion of the main structure during a tour last week.
The multi-million pound project will create up to 150 new jobs and free up space for new companies to move into the Science Park on Geraldine Road.
The building work is being carried out by Trebor Developments and Clugston Construction and is expected to be completed in January.
Twenty three firms are currently based at the site employing about 300 staff. Once complete, the building will be taken over by technology company UTC Aerospace who are currently occupied in the building.
Science park bosses also estimate the new workers will generate up to £2million a year towards the local economy.
Mrs Baldwin said: “Last Christmas, I helped to dig the first turf on this impressive construction project and it is great to see such swift progress.
“I know we are all looking forward to the day when the keys are handed over to UTC Aerospace which will allow them to move into a state-of-the-art HQ as well as freeing up space for new tenants to move onto the site.
“I have been briefed on the Science Park’s wider expansion plans and it is clear that there is an extremely exciting future for businesses in Malvern.”
Alan White, chief executive at Malvern Hills Science Park, added: “I am grateful to Harriett Baldwin for her continued support as the Science Park prepares to complete this latest construction project.
“Harriett’s public support and behind-the-scenes lobbying have been vital in helping to make projects like this a reality.”