Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge, has reacted to the news that Marshall of Cambridge have announced their intention to relocate the Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group (MADG) and redevelop the Cambridge Airport site.
Daniel Zeichner MP comments: “ “This is a very important decision by one of Cambridge’s key employers. I am assured that a Marshall presence will be retained in the City which I welcome, as they have played a central role in the city’s economic and civic life for over a century. I appreciate that the company is excited by the prospects both for their aerospace and defence business on a new site; and their plans for jobs and homes on the existing airfield. I am concerned, however, about the impact on existing staff and the loss of highly-skilled engineering jobs in our city, and we will need guarantees that homes will be affordable and built to high environmental standards, with genuinely sustainable transport solutions in place up-front.“
Marshall’s are considering three locations for their move: Cranfield, Duxford and Wyton. They have emphasised their priority of ‘Supporting and retaining our existing valued and highly skilled workforce‘ through the move. They also believe that the Cambridge Airport site could deliver 12,000 homes plus around five million square feet of business and commercial space.