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Anglesey Aluminium site leisure park to create up to 600 jobs

The Penrhos Estate

Up to 600 jobs are expected to be created under a new leisure park plan for the Anglesey Aluminium site.

Land and Lakes (Anglesey) Ltd, part of the Kingmoor Park Properties Ltd (KPPL) group, has signed an Option Agreement on land owned by Anglesey Aluminium Metals Ltd to create a holiday resort.

Rio Tinto Group and Kaiser Aluminium closed the smelting part of the works in 2009 with the loss of 400 jobs after a discount energy deal failed.

The new Penrhos Leisure Resort will be built on part of the former smelting company’s land near Holyhead. Part of the site had been on sale, with offers in the region of £10m invited.

Richard Sidi, Chief Executive of Land and Lakes, said they hoped to create a world-class holiday resort on the site, employing up to 600 members of staff:

“The Penrhos Leisure Resort will provide significant employment for the area with an estimate of up to 600 full time equivalent jobs being created for the long term.”

He added: “There will also be a significant boost to local supply chains as our target is to source over 70% of goods and services locally”.

There are also plans by Anglesey Aluminium Metal Renewables Limited (AAMR) for a proposed renewable energy plant on another section of the site.

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