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Welsh Development Agency


The Welsh Development Agency is setting up a Welsh Energy Research Centre at its Engineering Centre for Manufacturing & Materials in Port Talbot, as part of a collaboration between the universities of Cardiff, Swansea, Glamorgan and Bangor.
19-Jul-2005


The Welsh Development Agency and Cardiff Council have appointed HelioSlough to start work on the development of a new 35-acre rail freight park next to the existing Cardiff International Rail Freight terminal.
19-May-2005


The Welsh Development Agency has submitted plans to build a £100m urban village on a 50-acre site in the Ely Bridge area of Cardiff.
23-Nov-2004


The Welsh Development Agency is in talks with a number of power generating companies about proposals to build new LNG power stations at Milford Haven, at a cost of up to £1bn.
23-Aug-2004


The Welsh Development Agency is considering plans to sell off its network of Technium business incubators, in order to set up a new venture capital-style investment fund.
22-Jun-2004


The Welsh Development Agency is in discussions with Ireland-registered Brehon Energy about potential locations to set up a manufacturing base to produce the alternative fuel Hythane, which could lead to the creation of 50 jobs.
21-Jun-2004


Welsh Development Agency is planning to set up an aerospace industry centre near West Wales Airport, which will involve the creation of up to 1,000 jobs in the design and construction of unmanned aircraft.
17-May-2004


Welsh Development Agency is considering plans to build a 150,000 sq ft North Wales headquarters at the former Hotpoint site in Llandudno Junction by 2007.
17-May-2004


The Welsh Development Agency is in talks with Wave Dragon of Denmark about plans to build a tidal power generator off Milford Haven, with the possibility of setting up additional sites around Wales if the scheme is successful.
23-Mar-2004


The Welsh Development Agency is to support plans from GreenGas of Australia to set up a European headquarters in Llandeilo with the creation of 30 jobs, in preparation for the opening of a national network of alternative fuel engine conversion centres.
19-Dec-2003


The Welsh Development Agency is in discussions with a number of companies interested in relocating to the newly-completed £3.3m Medi-Science Campus at Gwaun Elai, near Llantrisant.
13-Nov-2003


The Welsh Development Agency is linking up with the Welsh Assembly and the University of Wales Swansea to build a £10m Technium business innovation centre for the automotive industry at Llanelli Gate.
07-Nov-2003


The Welsh Development Agency is looking at the possibility of relocating its main headquarters and up to 468 staff away from Cardiff.
29-Sep-2003


The Welsh Development Agency has announced plans to build 27 business units in rural areas across Mid Wales, having received a £8m funding package from the National Assembly and the EU.
16-Sep-2003


The Welsh Development Agency is to help four hi-tech companies from India establish bases in Wales with the creation of about 300 jobs, and they are GTL, BPL Telecom, Infrasoft Technologies and Elan.
08-Sep-2003


The Welsh Development Agency is in discussions with Oriel Jones about plans to establish a meat packing operation at the former Dairy Crest site in Carmarthen, which could create 300 jobs.
29-May-2003


The Welsh Development Agency is supporting plans from Coleg Menai to set up a £0.7m food technology centre at its Pencraig campus on Anglesey, which could create 75 jobs.
27-May-2003


The Welsh Development Agency is to provide support to Intertissue in the development of a paper tissue-making plant at Baglan Bay near Swansea over the next two years, with the creation of 300 jobs.
03-Apr-2003


The Welsh Development Agency has launched the £3m AqWa project to expand the fish farming sector in Wales, and 80 jobs will be created through the development of up to 50 farm-based production systems.
31-Mar-2003


The Welsh Development Agency has received an extra £8m from the Welsh Assembly to fund the acquisition of land for a 500-acre aerospace centre of excellence at St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan, which could create thousands of jobs.
25-Mar-2003


The Welsh Development Agency is hoping to develop a rail-connected distribution hub at Wentloog, providing up to 500,000 sq ft of warehousing, and a developer is being sought.
24-Mar-2003


The Welsh Development Agency is supporting plans from US-owned Moulded Paper International to invest £0.6m in a new facility to produce packaging from moulded pulp at Blackwood in South Wales, with the creation of 32 jobs.
24-Feb-2003


The Welsh Development Agency is supporting plans for the development of a £10m space academy next to the Technium Centre in Swansea, including a research centre and cinema.
06-Nov-2002


The Welsh Development Agency has announced plans to set up a £15m optical electronics facility at St Asaph in Denbighshire, as part of the Technium network of industry-specific centres of excellence.
04-Sep-2002


The Welsh Development Agency is providing support to Visual Designs to set up a new paving tiles factory in Blaenau Gwent, with the creation of 40 jobs.
17-Jul-2002


The Welsh Development Agency has announced plans for the creation of the £200m Port Tawe Innovation Village in Swansea, which will involve the development of housing, offices, retail and leisure facilities on a 100-acre site around the Prince of Wales dock.
17-Jun-2002


The Welsh Development Agency has announced a £43m factory-building programme in partnership with Royal Bank of Scotland, in order to build 750,000 sq ft of manufacturing space across the Objective One areas of Wales over the next five years.
28-Mar-2002


The Welsh Development Agency is to relocate 200 staff to a new 35,000 sq ft headquarters at Castle Gate in Cardiff next month.
14-Mar-2002


The Welsh Development Agency has announced that 10 new jobs are being created by Industrial Plastic Recyclers of Knighton, Powys, in order to convert plastic products into pellets for manufacturers.
19-Feb-2002


The Welsh Development Agency and BP have submitted outline plans for the development of a mixed commercial and residential scheme on a five hectare site at Llandarcy near Neath.
06-Feb-2002


The Welsh Development Agency is supporting a £1.8m investment by Creditsafe UK in a new telesales centre at the Caerphilly Business Park, which will create 60 jobs.
28-Nov-2001


The Welsh Development Agency has announced plans to set up a £9m Centre for Advanced Software Technology in Bangor, in order to initiate the development of a cluster of software companies in North Wales.
16-Nov-2001


The Welsh Development Agency is supporting proposals from the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff University and Techniquest to build Wales Gene Park in Cardiff, which could create thousands of biotechnology-related jobs.
24-Oct-2001


The Welsh Development Agency is to receive a further £13m of funding from the National Assembly for job creation projects throughout Wales.
23-Oct-2001


The Welsh Development Agency is to help Bluebird Electric Vehicles set up an electric car factory at the former BAW factory at Pontardawe, with the creation of 100 jobs.
18-Oct-2001


The Welsh Development Agency is to expand the concept of Swansea's Technium innovation centre across Wales, which will create a networked series of up to 20 centres offering facilities for new media and technology enterprises.
03-Oct-2001


The Welsh Development Agency is helping UK Euro Developments find a suitable headquarters in Swansea to develop a new filter device that reduces pollution levels from car exhausts, and a manufacturing base may also be set up.
27-Aug-2001


The Welsh Development Agency is seeking larger premises in Cardiff due to an expansion in its activities, and the former Bank of Wales building is a possibility.
20-Aug-2001


The Welsh Development Agency has unveiled plans for the development of a £20m retail centre in Blackwood, in partnership with Carillion Developments, Richardson Developments and Chelverton.
26-Jul-2001


The Welsh Development Agency is in discussions with an unnamed company, thought to be Rally Sport Development, about setting up a motor sports component-manufacturing plant in Llandrindod Wells, with the creation of 50 jobs.
20-Jul-2001


The Welsh Development Agency is supporting plans from Rhiannon to establish a Welsh Gold Visitor Centre at Tregaron, with the creation of 15 jobs.
14-Jun-2001


The Welsh Development Agency has announced plans to invest £22m in the regeneration of Swansea docks, which will involve the creation of an "innovation village" for new high-tech companies.
07-Jun-2001


The Welsh Development Agency is to help fund a £5.4m investment by Packem of Austria to set up a printing facility for the drinks industry in Rhyl, with the creation of 50 jobs.
27-Apr-2001


The Welsh Development Agency is planning to set up a 36-acre supplier park next to Freightliner's new Eurofreight terminal in Cardiff, in order to house rail-related companies that need to be close to the £15m terminal.
28-Mar-2001


The Welsh Development Agency has allocated £1m of funding for the development of the Auto Technium motor sport innovation centre at Pembrey, which could create hundreds of jobs.
07-Mar-2001


The Welsh Development Agency has announced plans for the £8.5m reclamation of the former Brymbo steelworks in Wrexham, clearing the way for the development of new housing and industrial units.
05-Dec-2000


Welsh Development Agency is to award a £6.3m grant to Maincourse for the £35m redevelopment of the Dunlop factory in Brynmawr, Gwent, which will involve a leisure, housing and commercial development around a landscaped reservoir.
23-Nov-2000


The Welsh Development Agency has announced that TRB of Japan is preparing to open a £6m factory to make automotive switches at the St Asaph Business Park in Denbighshire.
13-Oct-2000


The Welsh Development Agency is planning to invest £50m in Welsh companies, in order to broaden the skill base of workers and increase its focus on knowledge industries.
02-Oct-2000


The Welsh Development Agency is set to announce plans by Agilent Technologies of the US to set up a research centre on Swansea waterfront, with the creation of 30 jobs.
22-Sep-2000


The Welsh Development Agency has announced that SPX Contech of the US is planning to set up a £19m car components factory in Welshpool, which will produce aluminium steering parts and create 200 jobs.
10-Aug-2000


The Welsh Development Agency has announced that Carneagle Furniture of Ireland is to set a £2.7m pine furniture factory in Caernarfon, with the creation of 60 jobs.
30-Jun-2000


The Welsh Development Agency has announced that the Burger Manufacturing Company is to set up a meat processing factory at the Wyeside Enterprise Park in Builth Wells, with the creation of 65 jobs.
19-May-2000


The Welsh Development Agency is in discussions with Chameleon Software International about setting up a customer service centre in Rhayader for its business management software, with the creation of 40 new jobs.
16-May-2000


The Welsh Development Agency is planning to redevelop the former Marconi-owned Hotpoint factory at Llandudno Junction in conjunction with Conwy County Council, and expects to create up to 400 jobs.
03-Apr-2000


Welsh Development Agency has announced that A&J Enterprises of Taiwan is to set up a bicycle factory in Newtown, Powys, creating up to 125 jobs.
24-Mar-2000


The Welsh Development Agency is to provide funding for a £4m technology project called Mumbles Science 2000 in Swansea, which will involve a centre of excellence in enterprise and innovation for young people and the creation of 60 jobs.
22-Feb-2000


The Welsh Development Agency is in discussions with Infotel, the Canadian hotel booking company, about the possibility of setting up a new call centre on the Swansea Enterprise Park with the creation of 300 jobs.
20-Jan-2000


The Welsh Development Agency has announced that Sun Ya Shoes of China is to set up a shoe factory in Milford Haven, with the creation of 150 jobs.
14-Jan-2000


Welsh Development Agency has announced that Soten of Italy is to set up a £2.6m factory at Merthyr Tydfil to manufacture shrink-film packaging, with the creation of 47 jobs.
19-Nov-1999


The Welsh Development Agency is building a £2.2m cheese storage and packing facility at Felinfach near Lampeter for Aeron Valley Cheese, and 75 jobs will be created.
23-Oct-1999


The Welsh Development Agency is supporting a £3m project by Mitsui Kinzoku to set up a European headquarters to manufacture car door latches in Carmarthenshire, and up to 220 jobs will be created.
27-Aug-1999


The Welsh Development Agency is starting work on a large-scale industrial development at Brocastle that could lead to the creation of 3,000 jobs, and Mexican automotive component company Nemak is interested in building a foundry at the site.
22-Mar-1999