«1975 1976 1977 »

New industrial park for Deeside

The development of a new industrial park for Deeside is announced. Although the Government’s final decision on the future of steelmaking is still awaited, new jobs are going to be needed on Deeside to replace those already being lost through rationalisation at the works and those under threat should iron and steel making end.

BSC Industry Limited, the job-creating subsidiary of BSC, is granted planning permission for the development of an industrial park covering 375 acres of Corporation owned land adjacent to the works. ( see Appendix).

BSC announces a loss of £255m for 1975-76

The Shotton workforce continues to meet all targets in the face of uncertainty. The current operating plan is based on a weekly steel make of 27,500 tonnes – a formidable challenge for the 10,700 workers.

BSC opens a new regional records centre at Shotwick on the outskirts of Shotton Works. The building was a radar station during the Second World War and more recently a storage depot. The new centre will service Corporation establishments in the North West of England as well as Shotton.