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Grounds for concern

CONTRACTS - FERRYBRIDGE

THE WINNER of the contest to build a factory in a town best known for its power station will be announced next month.

Bowmer & Kirkland, Clugston and GSE are chasing the £25 million deal in Ferrybridge, West Yorkshire, for construc-tion materials firm Lafarge Plasterboard.

One source said that the nearby coal-fired power station, which was first opened in 1959, could add to remediation costs.

He said: 'The main problem is the ground. It's a fill site for power station waste and it's going to be pretty expensive to prepare.'

Work on the factory is due to start in August.