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£240m gift to university

Shell is donating a £240m science research centre on the old Shell Refinery in Ellesmere Port to the University of Chester, creating around 300 jobs. The aim is to bring millions of pounds worth of investment to the North West.

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Shell 'delighted' to reach agreement on science centre

We are delighted to have reached an agreement with the University of Chester which will ensure that innovation and technology will remain a key contributor to the local and regional economy and community and which builds on Shell's long history of manufacturing and technical innovation in the region.

The university has formed some very exciting and robust plans for the development of the site and we wish them the very best in bringing these to fruition.

– Ed Daniels, chairman of Shell UK

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