THE Department for International Trade has launched £2 billion worth of new investment opportunities - including one in Burgess Hill - which will create thousands of new homes and jobs.

They include a new science and technology park at Burgess Hill, providing more than 90,000 sq metres of commercial space.

International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP, said: “It has never been easier to find opportunities for global investment in the UK and these seven projects worth £2 billion give investors the opportunity to do just that.

“Not only will these projects promote our vibrant and successful real estate industry, they also create homes and jobs across the country.

“As an international economic department, our message is loud and clear: the UK is open for business, and we can help find the right investment for you.”

Minister for Investment, Graham Stuart MP, said: “It’s a privilege for me to launch these new schemes, which will provide new homes and jobs for people across the country.

“The UK is the number one destination in Europe for foreign investment, and we will continue to promote opportunities that help people find decent jobs and develop strong communities.”

The seven projects will be unveiled by the Minister for Investment at the MIPIM UK property conference being held in London this week and will include opportunities for UK and international investors in a range of sectors.

Some 3,000 property professionals and more than 300 potential investors and financial institutions from around the world will be in attendance.

Jake Berry MP, Minister for the Northern Powerhouse and Local Growth, said: “From a transformed waterfront in Liverpool to rival any historic European city, to a new, state-of-the-art Quay in Gateshead, these new developments represent over £1 billion of world-class investment in the Northern Powerhouse.

“With Government working hand-in-hand with business and attracting international investment from across the globe, we’re delivering transformative regeneration for communities from coast to coast across the North - further evidence that the Northern Powerhouse is one of the most business-friendly regions in the UK.”

The projects in the portfolio are across the country, including Liverpool, Gateshead, Edinburgh and Belfast.

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