Local vaccine manufacturing turned down

Written by on May 20, 2020

The developer of the old Royal Ordnance Site near Bridgwater says its offer to build a vaccine manufacturing facility on the site has been turned down by the government.

The team behind the Gravity development says the government isn’t being ambitious enough when it comes to vaccine manufacturing, and is limiting itself by committing to just one site in Oxfordshire.

A government spokesperson says they don’t comment on commercial proposals but reiterated they have invested 131 million pounds for the Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre to produce enough vaccine doses for the entire UK population in six months when it opens in Summer 2021.


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