SCI-TECH Daresbury Enterprise Zone is in the running for £3.85m of funding.

Originally named as Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus, the science centre has been shortlisted for the cash as part of a £415m Government cash injection to ‘back business, boost high streets, create jobs and help economies thrive’.

Eric Pickles, communities secretary, said: “As part of our long term economic plan, we are backing business and enterprise right across the country, helping town centres and local industries to prosper, and building a stronger economy.

“This money for infrastructure will transform acres of Enterprise Zone land and build a stronger, more competitive business environment that will create up to 3000 jobs for hardworking people across the country.”