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Schemes worth £530m to boost Scotland and Wales

THOUSANDS of construction jobs will be created by three schemes in Scotland and Wales with a combined value of £530 million.

The biggest is the £400 million Inchinnan business park, planned for a 465 ha site near Glasgow airport. Promoter Renfrew Enterprise plans to build office headquarters for international companies on the site. More than 50 per cent of the scheme will be devoted to public amenities, including a golf course and open parkland.

Hundreds of jobs will be created next year when a £100 million expansion programme at the Celtic Manor Hotel and Country Club, near Newport, South Wales, enters its next stage. The workforce will rise to more than 700 by the spring as work hots up on a 400-bedroom hotel and a 1,800-seater conference centre.

And Skipton-based developer Gowan Projects plans to start work early next year on a £30 million leisure proposal at Llandudno.