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Welcome to South Humber – Introducing Britain’s Best Industrial Base

11:29 am, Tuesday, 1st January 2019 - 5 years ago

Welcome to South Humber, Britain’s best industrial base.

Along the South Humber Bank, between the towns of Grimsby and Immingham, UK and international business is presented with an opportunity to benefit from a unique project.

The South Humber Industrial Investment Programme (SHIIP) is an exciting £42-million project. It is the largest investment of its kind ever made along the South Humber bank.

SHIIP is the most ambitious industrial project in North East Lincolnshire’s history. The £42-million project has been developed by North East Lincolnshire Council and is being delivered by its regeneration partner ENGIE.

Through the development of the ‘ready-made’ Stallingborough Business Park and five Enterprise Zones, the SHIIP project will create 189 hectares (467 acres) of developed land with 489,000sqm of built floor space, ready to receive investment both domestically and internationally.

Over time North East Lincolnshire has impressively evolved its business portfolio. Known as Britain’s Food Town and the base of many leading food manufacturing companies, the area is now proud to house large players within sectors including Advanced Engineering, Offshore Renewables, Land-Based Power Generation and Ports & Logistics.

Businesses are thriving here, benefitting from great transport links, skilled workforces, low overheads, and a local council authority which champions enterprise and the local economy. If you are looking at investing, whether you already operate in the UK or are trying to enter the UK market, please get in touch with us. Our team of investment experts are here to help.

UK map showing North East Lincolnshire location

There are three main elements to the £42m SHIIP project and they are all designed to aid businesses in their relocation or growth along North East Lincolnshire’s South Humber Bank…

  1. A new 64-hectare Business Park: Sited between Immingham and Grimsby, this new ‘oven-ready’ park is supported by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (HLEP). With burgeoning green-energy firm myenergi already secured as an anchor tenant, businesses interesting will be helped every step of the way in expansion or new development here.
  2. A new Humber Bank Link Road: Infrastructure is critical for any business success and here we have a new £8m highway. This new road, supported by monies from the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, (GLLEP), will provide a vital link between the ports of Grimsby and Immingham, cutting journey time, providing an alternative to other busier routes and open up undeveloped land, which lies within Enterprise Zones.
  3. Mitigation Site: The jewel in SHIIP’s crown is the new Cress Marsh mitigation site. Unique and the only project of its kind in Europe, in 2020 it won the Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment award at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence. Cress Marsh, supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and GLLEP, offers significant advantages in time and cost for businesses wanting to develop within the SHIIP area.

Over the coming months and beyond, we’ll be sharing our insights, data and news – and those of our industry partners – revealing just how much South Humber has to offer to industrial businesses and the people who work for them.

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