AN internationally-acclaimed Cheshire business park is to get a massive boost with the arrival of a leading IT services company, it was revealed yesterday.
ICL has announced it is to build a 50,000sq ft office building at Crewe Business Park.
The company will be employing approximately 600 people at the site who will be relocating from its existing premises in Kidsgrove, Staffordshire.
David Griffiths, economic development and estates manager for Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council, said the new arrival will enhance the park's reputation as an expanding high technology centre.
"The park already boasts some very good companies and the arrival of a nationally recognised name such as ICL will strengthen its reputation," said Mr Griffiths.
"It will make people aware of Crewe Business Park which is becoming more and more of a key area for high technology companies.
"We are bringing the new industries of tomorrow to Cheshire and generating jobs for the area. We are delighted to welcome ICL."
ICL has negotiated a deal with HBG Properties who will purchase the long leasehold.
Construction of the building, by HBG Construction North West, will begin in February with completion scheduled for December.
ICL, which is taking a 20-year lease on the property, expects to take occupation early next year.
The 67 acre site currently supports around 30 companies and 1,500 employees.