Hedon

Yorkshire Energy Park – Information drop-in events

A SET of information drop-in events is taking place about the Yorkshire Energy Park.

Members of the public are invited to get the latest updates at a series of information events
over the next fortnight, ahead of site maintenance and survey works due to take place in
September 2021.

The dates are:

  • Tuesday, August 31 at St. Augustine’s Church, Church Lane, Hedon;
  • Wednesday, September 1 at Preston Community Hall, Main Street, Preston;
  • Monday, September 6, at Paull Village Hall, Main Stret, Paull;
  • Tuesday, September 7, at Thorngumbald Village Hall, Main Road, Thorngumbald.

Members of the public are invited to attend between 4pm and 7pm on any day. There will be information display boards to study.

Based at the former Hedon aerodrome site to the east of Hull, strategically located within the
new Humber Freeport, the 212-acre Yorkshire Energy Park will consist of:

  • An energy centre, battery storage and primary substation, providing on-site energy and off-site energy for export;
  • A tier 3 data centre and disaster recovery suite;
  • A mixture of space for businesses, including incubator space for start-up businesses and SME growth;
  • A National Centre of Excellence for education, training and research facilities and associated on site, short stay accommodation;
  • An outdoor building material and testing facility;
  • New sports facilities for the community;
  • and, 45 hectares of green space, protected for 150 years as an ecologically enhanced area for protected species.

The delivery of the park aims to kickstart the economic future of the Humber region with over £200m inward investment anticipated. The target of 80% local labour through the construction period, along with the creation of trainee, graduate and apprenticeship opportunities will also ensure considerable social return on investment.

“The Humber is uniquely positioned to drive the growth of the North and become a global leader in combating climate change, and Yorkshire Energy Park will further contribute to this vision.

“With the first tranche of tenants set to be announced imminently, Yorkshire Energy Park will be one of the first projects nationally to take advantage of the Freeport benefits, attracting inward investment and creating highly skilled careers for future generations.

“I am looking forward to meeting residents and local stakeholders over the coming weeks.”

Andrew Reynolds, Yorkshire Energy Park’s Project Director

Information about the Yorkshire Energy Park at its website:

www.yorkshire-energy-park.co.uk

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  1. I no longer live in the area, but have heard before all these bunkum cliches about growth. In the 1970’s it was “Hull, gateway to Europe.” We’ve now disowned Europe, discontinued ferries to Belgium and Hull’s docks are almost bereft of shipping.

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