A £6 million cash injection will create 1,600 jobs in Harlow.

The Government investment scheme, approved earlier this week by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP), will help fund four major projects in the town.

More than 500 jobs will be created by a £3.56 million investment at the Harlow Science Park, with the development of five manufacturing and industrial units as well as new office spaces.

Harlow College will benefit from a £1.5m remodelling of its ageing buildings to support new qualifications in construction, digital, education and childcare, and health and science, creating 1,095 jobs.

Harlow's town centre library will be redeveloped for £977k to create a modern learning hub, creating 39 new jobs and safeguarding 50 current jobs, as well as creating 33 new homes.

Robert Halfon MP said: "In last December's election, I promised to build an even better Harlow by securing more investment into our community. This extra £6 million shows that we are doing just that. But, not only are we building an even better Harlow, we are investing in jobs, skills and apprenticeships to help our young people with 1,600 new Harlow jobs.

"So as we emerge from this crisis we can be optimistic that with our new hospital, the new Junction 7a, the regeneration of our town centre, the levelling up of our whole community and now this major investment from the Government, we will be stronger and better than ever before. More resilient, more innovative, more economically dynamic, but also more generous and more caring.”

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