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Spanish construction company Grupo Pacadar invests £10 millon in new Thamesport site in Isle of Grain

By Chris Price

A Spanish construction company has invested £10 million on a new home in the county, creating 100 jobs.

Grupo Pacadar, which designs and manufactures pre-cast concrete structures, has opened a new 20-acre facility at Thamesport on the Isle of Grain.

The company is supplying concrete segments for the Thames Tideway tunnel project, a new sewer being built to protect the river from polution, set to begin construction next year.

Spanish construction company Grupo Pacadar has invested £10m in a new premises in Medway

The firm, which has been operating for 70 years, also aims to become a supplier to HS2.

Its move to Kent was supported by Locate in Kent, an agency which encourages businesses to move to the county.

The company needed access to water and a port to move its giant concrete structures, which cannot be moved by road.

Chief executive Paul Wookey said: “We are really proud that an internationally established organisation such as Pacadar has chosen Medway to further its business.

Spanish construction company Grupo Pacadar has invested £10m in a new premises in Medway

“We were consulted in all aspects of this significant relocation and were able to draw on our in-depth knowledge of the Kent business landscape to be able to find a suitable site for all the organisation’s needs.”

Pacadar’s Europe commercial manager David Díaz said: “Thanks to the knowledge and efficiency of Locate in Kent, our new UK business will be completely up and running before the end of the year, with the creation of around 100 jobs.

“This could not have been achieved without the collaboration with Medway Council and we are now helping to promote the local economy and actively engage with local suppliers.”

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