Artificial intelligence hub investment announced

Planning and Environment
14:05, Wednesday, 15th May 2024

Plans have been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council to develop one of Europe’s largest data centres.

If approved, it would lead up to £3bn in investment and create almost 400 well paid jobs as well as making the area a leader in AI.

Called Humber Tech Park, the plans have been submitted by Humber Tech Park Limited.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader, North Lincolnshire Council, said: “North Lincolnshire already has a number of companies that provide significant employment in the technology sector and these new proposals show a massive vote of confidence in North Lincolnshire’s economy, helping us to continue to transform the area into a tech superpower.

“This is a generational level of investment in the area and, if approved, would be a magnet for attracting other high-tech businesses.

“The jobs would be highly skilled and highly paid – averaging around £50,000 a year for operational employees – with many more employed during the construction phase.

“The proposals would also see investment in community infrastructure and money for local education and training. Biodiversity would also be improved with landscaping, tree planting and ponds.

“The proposal now needs to go through the council planning process.”

The development would be built on land near the A180 south of South Killingholme.

Further details can be found on the council’s planning portal or on the Humber Tech Park website.