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Bifrangi Lincoln research centre plans approved

Green light: A engineering firm’s plans to build a development centre in Lincoln has been approved by councillors.

The City of Lincoln Planning Committee have approved an engineering firm’s plans to build a research and development centre on its Lincoln site.

As previously reported, Bifrangi submitted a proposal to build a large research and development centre next to its new £50 million screw press on the Spa Road site in Stamp End.

The centre will form part of Bifrangi’s successful bid for Regional Growth Fund money to provide modern facilities for the preparation of samples, development of new manufacturing methods and quality testing.

The large building will accommodate 20 permanent staff, and up to 35 visitors.

The centre has also been designed so it can be easily expanded in future.

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney praised the decision by council, and actively supports Bifrangi’s expansion.

He also recently met with the firm’s CEO Francesco Biasion and Director Giuseppe Saretta to talk about the project.

He said: “I am delighted that the City Council’s Planning Committee last night voted unanimously to approve Bifrangi’s proposed new research and development centre. This is great news for the City and will really help cement Lincoln as a base for engineering.

“It builds on the £50 million already invested by the company in our local economy and as a result of this project I am sure we will see more permanent jobs in the City and opportunities for Lincoln students within the engineering sector. It is great to see this project move forward following the £4.8million of RGF monies provided by the Government.”