Plans to expand British Engines' base have been recommended for approval by Newcastle City Council.
The company has put forward an application to extend its base by almost 21,000 sq ft and it goes before the authority’s planning committee this Friday.
The firm, which got £800,000 of investment from the Let’s Grow Regional Growth Fund to plough into its St Peter’s site in Newcastle, allowing its BEL Valves division to expand.
The Let’s Grow Fund is a much-lauded collaboration between The Journal, BE Group and UNW LLP which provides grant support for capital investment and research and development projects creating or safeguarding jobs in the North East.
The company expects the new development to create up to 100 jobs in the industrial area of St Peters if approved.
The application is also seeking consent for the demolition of more than 5,400 sq ft of existing industrial space to make way for the extension of the site.