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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Go-ahead may create jobs

FRESH jobs could be created should a high-tech company’s bid to create a flagship base in Ulverston be given the go-ahead.

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SITE Tritech in Ulverston

Tritech International, which produces underwater sensors, has submitted proposals for the new site at Canal Head in Ulverston following its buy-out by US technology firm Moog in August last year.

At present there are around 60 employees at the firm’s Morecambe Road site and the company is the fifth largest employer in Ulverston.

But a spokeswoman for the firm said fresh jobs are likely should the expansion be given the go-ahead. It is believed the factory will occupy an area of around 30,000 sq ft along with parking for around 40 cars, south of Ness Lane and east of the Lakes Glass Centre.

The base is due to contain a mix of offices and factory floor space with the factory accounting for around 70 per cent of the site.

In reports submitted to South Lakeland District Council, Tritech said: “We aim to double our business over the next five years.

“To do this we need to further invest in our innovative technology and our people in order to improve our competitive advantage, while improving efficiency and reducing our environmental impact.

“To support our expansion plans, we plan to relocate our existing Ulverston operations into a new, purpose-built facility within the town.

“This will be opening up land already allocated for high-tech development situated at the canal head, adjacent to Booth’s and Cumbria Crystal. We will be improving the nearby highway for access and we will require the best possible digital communications.”

Planners will make a decision on the site later this year.

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