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County Council welcomes infrastructure investment announcement

Councillor Ken Pollock Published Tuesday, 4th August 2020

County Council welcomes infrastructure investment announcement following the Government revealing a £12 million new investment across a number of schemes.

County Council welcomes infrastructure investment announcement

Worcestershire’s economy received a massive boost today after the Government announced £12million in new investment across a number of schemes.

This includes funding for several projects being delivered by the County Council. 

These include £1.85m to build a new road for Malvern Technology Park, £1.3m to improve congestion at Hoobrook Island in Kidderminster and £1m to support the proposed Kepax Bridge in Worcester.

Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, today welcomed the new funding.

He said: “This funding is great news for the county and great news for its economic recovery. The additional £12m investment into the county will make a big difference, and with a large portion of it allocated to schemes we’re delivering as a County Council, it will allow us to push forward in ensuring these schemes help the economy get back on its feet.”

In total, Worcestershire is to get £12million for 12 schemes - a number of which are Worcestershire County Council led and are all set to support the economic recovery across the county.

The Getting Building Fund will see investment in shovel-ready housing and infrastructure projects, creating jobs and supporting economic recovery across the country. 

Some of the schemes given the additional funding include:
•    Malvern Technology Park, to build a spine road through the site as well as access to and from the hub for occupiers.
•    Hoobrook Island, one of the county’s congestion ‘hot spots’, will see further improvements to ease congestion
•    Redditch Transport Interchange is set to receive an additional £1 million to focus on the development of the rail quarter. 
Meanwhile in Worcester, Kepax Walking and Cycling and bridge is set to get funding and £850k will help support the development of the Shrub Hill Quarter and Station plan.

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For press enquiries or to arrange an interview with a spokesperson please contact the Council's Communications team on 01905 766646 or emailing commsunit@worcestershire.gov.uk