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New partnership between the Tatton Estate and Manchester Metropolitan University

By on March 16, 2018

The Tatton Estate and Manchester Metropolitan University are joining forces to create the Cheshire 3D Print Hub (C3D).

It’s anticipated that C3D will deliver an initial £6m investment in the North West and will located on the Tatton Estate’s Yarwood Heath Farm, part of its Cheshire Gateway scheme.

C3D will also provide grow-on incubation space to accommodate the emerging North West Industrial Digital Technologies market and supplement the University’s existing central Manchester PrintCity® facilities.

Henry Brooks, Tatton Group managing director, said: “C3D is a very exciting prospect, regionally, nationally and internationally. It will help contribute to the global imperative for the UK and the North West to increase manufacturing, to create wealth, jobs and social cohesion.

“It will also become an integral part of Cheshire’s international corridor of science and innovation which has some of the most significant science based assets in the north of England, some of which are of global importance. Sitting at the geographical heart of the UK, Cheshire Gateway already boasts fantastic connectivity to all major cities via train, which will be yet further fed by the HS2 hub stations at Crewe and Manchester Airport, where it is expected to connect to Northern Powerhouse rail, connecting C3D to the global community.”

Tatton Estate will support other science and technology businesses to occupy parts of the Yarwood Heath Farm site to create critical mass and foster industry collaboration.


The Tatton Group is part of the Cheshire and Warrington delegation attending MIPIM, led by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), alongside Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire East Council and Warrington Borough Council and 30 private sector partners.

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