Multi-ply set for Blackpool EZ move

Specialist carbon fibre components manufacturer Multi-ply has received the keys for its new 40,000 sq ft home at Blackpool’s Enterprise Zone.

The £8m building was designed by architectural, planning and building surveying practice Cassidy + Ashton and delivered by Eric Wright Construction, on behalf of Blackpool Council with Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Growth Deal funding.

Multi-ply, which has taken on a 25-year lease of the building, will relocate 70 staff from three existing sites enabling it to drive forward its ambitious expansion plans, expecting to initially create 16 new jobs with up to 100 further staff appointments over the next five years.

Darren Dowdall, managing director at Multi-ply, who was handed the keys to the building by Stephen Knowles from Eric Wright Construction, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to receive the keys to our new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. This strategic investment has been core to our long-term growth strategy that enables us to rapidly  scale our manufacturing capabilities so we can simultaneously expand our rapidly growing customer base.

Stephen Knowles, special projects manager for Eric Wright Construction, added: “Despite the challenging working environment over the last twelve months, the team has dug deep to complete this superb new facility as planned, something of which we are extremely proud.

"We have a longstanding relationship with Blackpool, having delivered in excess of £130m of construction projects in the town in the last decade and we are absolutely delighted to add this superb new facility to our list of major commercial, community and infrastructure projects.”

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