Lincs Gateway scheme in Spalding set to restart within weeks

The site of the Lincs Gateway Business Park in Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
The site of the Lincs Gateway Business Park in Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson.
  • Interest from businesses is ‘very positive’, claims spokesman
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Work on a 51-acre business park in Spalding is set to restart after a delay caused by “technical site issues”.

So far, more than £1 million has gone into the Lincs Gateway development off the A16 where up to 1,000 new jobs could be created over a ten-year period.

Work on the multi-million pound Lincs Gateway Business Park is expected to resume later this month, according to spokesman Michael Moran.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Work on the multi-million pound Lincs Gateway Business Park is expected to resume later this month, according to spokesman Michael Moran. Photo by Tim Wilson.

The scheme, which includes a 550-seat conference centre, 52-bedroom hotel, pub/restaurant, petrol station, office and industrial units, was given initial planning permission by South Holland District Council in July 2014 and work started at the site last March.

Michael Moran of Moran Asset Management, partners behind the project with Holbeach-based Ashley King Developments, said: “Progress had stalled at the site because of technical site issues, including drainage works and getting the relevant notices in to start highway works.

“We also had issues with a couple of public bodies which involved land ownership, but everything has been sorted out now and there will be visible activity at the site later this month.”

Mr Moran categorically denied there were any financial problems with the project and revealed that potential “occupiers” of Lincs Gateway were “positive” about the project.

Everyone will be a lot happier when they see buildings going up at the site

Michael Moran, director of Moran Asset Management, Rugby, Warwickshire

“Everyone will be a lot happier when they see buildings going up at the site but the absolute core message is that interest from occupiers and businesses has been very positive,” Mr Moran said.

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