Hundreds of auto jobs for Wirral

The Mobil Oil site in Birkenhead.

The Mobil Oil site in Birkenhead.

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by , Geoff Barnes

HUNDREDS of new jobs are in prospect with the proposed development of an automotive supply park on the dockland site of the Mobil complex in Birkenhead.

The venture – designed to produce a vast number of car parts that are presently imported – has attracted the attention of major car manufacturers, including Jaguar, General Motors and Bentley.

Wirral Council leader Cllr Phil Davies said: "The involvement of a large scale supplier could create 400 to 500 jobs.

"It will bring back an awful lot of jobs to this country from places like China and Korea."

Discussions with car manufacturers are continuing and demolition work has begun on site; though no contracts have yet been signed.

The Mobil site lies within the Wirral Enterprise Zone and as such it could attract a significant amount of tax relief from the government.

Cllr Davies said: "One of the big selling points of the Mobil site is its proximity to the motorway network and its position in relation to the car plants at Ellesmere Port (General Motors) and Liverpool (Jaguar).

"Geographically it is very well placed; it has the easy access that major car companies require."

He added: "We are pretty confident it will go ahead."

The new park will be close to the proposed multi-million pound Wirral International Trade Centre – a project designed to open up opportunities for around 1,000 companies from China, India, South Korea and other emerging economies to exhibit, assemble and distribute their goods into the UK, Irish and European markets.

As lead partners with Wirral Council regeneration giants Peel Holdings have played a major role in the creation of the ITC.

The Peel group has formed a partnership with Chinese company Sam Wa International to deliver the complex.

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4:20pm Mon 6 Jan 14

ballacrain says...

I will believe this when it happens. To many times words have been spoken with nothing to show for them. Some are very good at building peoples hopes up for work then nothing.
Ballacrain
I will believe this when it happens. To many times words have been spoken with nothing to show for them. Some are very good at building peoples hopes up for work then nothing. Ballacrain ballacrain
  • Score: 3

4:54pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Inniebear says...

This isn't new news. This has been reported as a new development at least three times now. The only difference being, Stella Shiu isn't mentioned anywhere in the article. Has she goen bankrupt again?
This isn't new news. This has been reported as a new development at least three times now. The only difference being, Stella Shiu isn't mentioned anywhere in the article. Has she goen bankrupt again? Inniebear
  • Score: 2

5:04pm Mon 6 Jan 14

bloodtub says...

will they be new jobs, i dont think so more like moved from all the north west and minimum wage or agencey workers ,not a lot to show for the millions peel holdings has taken from wirral council is this all that there is after 12 years of talks wirral waters has done nothing exept take tax payers money hold the council to ranson this will be moving jobs not creating them and when the next wirral waters come along they will take the money and move some were else millions spent to get what jobs that are already here just moving to a cheaper place
will they be new jobs, i dont think so more like moved from all the north west and minimum wage or agencey workers ,not a lot to show for the millions peel holdings has taken from wirral council is this all that there is after 12 years of talks wirral waters has done nothing exept take tax payers money hold the council to ranson this will be moving jobs not creating them and when the next wirral waters come along they will take the money and move some were else millions spent to get what jobs that are already here just moving to a cheaper place bloodtub
  • Score: 2

6:23pm Mon 6 Jan 14

PaulCa says...

Any vigilant and well-organised business considering a move to Wirral would do well to research the track record of the corrupted local council, (see in particular the devastating impact on the ability to TRUST... caused by the squandering and siphoning of central government grant monies) and make their expansion decisions accordingly.
Any vigilant and well-organised business considering a move to Wirral would do well to research the track record of the corrupted local council, (see in particular the devastating impact on the ability to TRUST... caused by the squandering and siphoning of central government grant monies) and make their expansion decisions accordingly. PaulCa
  • Score: 4

6:39pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Thepleb says...

After reducing the council workforce by a third and more to come wouldn't believe a word these jokers say, vauxhalls, jaguar and Toyota already have suppliers in closer proximity to Birkenhead any major company would run a mile from these clowns.
After reducing the council workforce by a third and more to come wouldn't believe a word these jokers say, vauxhalls, jaguar and Toyota already have suppliers in closer proximity to Birkenhead any major company would run a mile from these clowns. Thepleb
  • Score: 3

3:14pm Tue 7 Jan 14

piermaster says...

I see all the "experts" have vented their spleens again! Have folks forgotten how to be positive? have they never heard of the expression behaviour breeds behaviour?
Forget anyone with aspirations to work lets just wallow in our own self pity hey?
I see all the "experts" have vented their spleens again! Have folks forgotten how to be positive? have they never heard of the expression behaviour breeds behaviour? Forget anyone with aspirations to work lets just wallow in our own self pity hey? piermaster
  • Score: 3

3:46pm Tue 7 Jan 14

PaulCa says...

piermaster wrote:
I see all the "experts" have vented their spleens again! Have folks forgotten how to be positive? have they never heard of the expression behaviour breeds behaviour?
Forget anyone with aspirations to work lets just wallow in our own self pity hey?
Have never self pitied in my life. But when I see someone in a blindfold, walking along the road towards a bloody big hole, it's only right to give fair warning.

I'd feel guilty if someone came a cropper, fell down the hole, 100s of jobs were lost, and I'd sat on my hands.

So stand by for plenty more free advice for naive, unsuspecting investors with WIRRAL in their sights. Cheers !
[quote][p][bold]piermaster[/bold] wrote: I see all the "experts" have vented their spleens again! Have folks forgotten how to be positive? have they never heard of the expression behaviour breeds behaviour? Forget anyone with aspirations to work lets just wallow in our own self pity hey?[/p][/quote]Have never self pitied in my life. But when I see someone in a blindfold, walking along the road towards a bloody big hole, it's only right to give fair warning. I'd feel guilty if someone came a cropper, fell down the hole, 100s of jobs were lost, and I'd sat on my hands. So stand by for plenty more free advice for naive, unsuspecting investors with WIRRAL in their sights. Cheers ! PaulCa
  • Score: 3

5:50pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Thepleb says...

Certainly not an expert but having recently been made redundant by these clowns and been given many false promises to keep my employment I wouldn't believe any proposals put forward by these axemen.
Certainly not an expert but having recently been made redundant by these clowns and been given many false promises to keep my employment I wouldn't believe any proposals put forward by these axemen. Thepleb
  • Score: 3

9:48pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Positive thinker says...

Another load of ****
Another load of **** Positive thinker
  • Score: -1

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