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Preston and South Ribble showcased on the world stage at property expo

Posted on - 9th October, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Preston News, Redevelopment, UCLan
Aerial view of Samlesbury Enterprise Zone, one of the schemes on show at Expo Real
Aerial view of Samlesbury Enterprise Zone, one of the schemes on show at Expo Real

Preston and South Ribble’s investment opportunities are on the world stage this week at a global property expo.

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Schemes including the £434m Preston and South Ribble City Deal and UCLan’s Engineering Innovation Centre will be on show as part of an Invest in Lancashire branded meeting area at Expo Real.

Taking place in Munich this week, Expo Real is Europe’s largest real estate and investment trade fair. The exhibition attracts the international real estate sector, with more than 45,000 delegates attending last year.

Lancashire’s delegates are Stephen Young, Executive Director of Growth, Environment, Transport and Community Services at Lancashire County Council, and David Taylor, Chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership.

Stephen said: “Our participation at Expo Real showcases the county’s sector strengths, commercial opportunities and massive investment potential.

“We’re a county that has already attracted many British and internationally-owned businesses that have re-invested in Lancashire, where a skilled workforce and some of England’s best universities are on hand to support future development and innovation.”

UCLan's Engineering Innovation Centre on the Adelphi roundabout Pic: Tony Worrall
UCLan’s Engineering Innovation Centre on the Adelphi roundabout Pic: Tony Worrall

David said: “Expo Real gives us the opportunity to highlight the fantastic benefits Lancashire has to offer as an investment destination. With the economic challenges and global competition facing many UK regions, Lancashire needs to increase its visibility.

“We will be promoting Lancashire’s distinctive character and its sector strengths in aviation and advanced manufacturing, engineering, energy and chemicals, to an audience of potential investors and developers.”

Read more: Funding has been approved for the Preston Western Distributor road scheme

What do you think of Preston and South Ribble being on the global investment stage? Let us know in the comments below.

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