CONSTRUCTION work is well under way on six new industrial units to help boost the economy.

This is the second building project on the Terminus Road Industrial Estate in Chichester commissioned by the district council to support local businesses.

The £2 million industrial units were previously home to Goodwood Metalcraft.

The redundant building, which was no longer suitable for modern business needs, was demolished to make space for the new units, which are on track to be completed by October.

Each unit will provide between 230 and 300 square metres of floor space, plus the potential to add a mezzanine floor, at a tenant’s discretion.

There will also be the option for each business to dedicate some space to a trade counter area.

It is predicted that each unit will employ around five people.

As well as encouraging business and providing new employment in the district, the scheme will also help generate rental income for the council.

Chichester District Council leader Tony Dignum said: “I’m very pleased to see this excellent new facility taking shape so quickly.

“One of the key aims is to improve the area’s economy by attracting new employers.

“It could also provide an opportunity for existing businesses seeking to expand and move to new premises.”