- Surface Transforms has accepted an offer of financial support from Liverpool City Region Organisations and has subsequently signed heads of terms for a lease on a new factory.

Surface Transforms has been offered and accepted an offer from Merseyside Special Investment Fund of a combined package of GBP500,000 financial support via the Regional Growth Fund comprising GBP200,000 grant and a zero interest loan of GBP300,000.

The loan is repayable in accelerating amounts from May 2019 to May 2022. In addition, Knowsley Council has also offered financial support to establish the new factory.

A condition of the grant is that the planned factory expansion is in the Liverpool City Region. The Company is therefore pleased to announce that it has signed heads of terms with the owners of an existing building on the Knowsley Business Park .

The agreement covers a site of 2.1 acres with total building footprint of 55,000 ft sq, which the Company will occupy in two phases, 30,000 ft sq from September 2016 and the remaining 25,000 ft sq from September 2019. The current site in Ellesmere Port of 12,000 ft sq will be vacated when the lease expires in early 2017.

The planned expansion is the footprint required for the capacity increase to deliver on the Company's sales pipeline.

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