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Redeveloped Antrim army base set to boost economic prospects

Words: Roger Milne

Medical company Randox has announced plans to redevelop the former Massereene army base in Antrim into a manufacturing and research facility with an investment totalling £161 million.

The project is set to create 540 new jobs and will be known as the Randox Science Park. 

The complex stretches to almost 17 hectares and incorporates more than 36,000 square metres of buildings and warehouse space.

Redevelopment will cost £29 million and the jobs will be created over the next four years.

Randox is a leading firm in the research, development and manufacture of pioneering medical tests and cutting-edge diagnostic equipment, with customers in clinical, toxicology, veterinary and food safety markets in more than 145 countries.

Randox Science Park will become the company’s prime manufacturing site, complementary to its operations in Crumlin, Manchester, County Donegal, India, and the US.

The Northern Ireland Executive has approved a grant of £4.7 million from NI Invest towards the redevelopment.