A NEW call centre in Netherton will create up to 200 new jobs.

Glasgow based company Kura has opened a new contact centre in Caspian House on Atlantic Park near Dunnings Bridge Road. The company handles calls on behalf of Scottish Power.

Kura has said there is potential to create another 200 roles at the 34,000 sq ft office, which opened on Saturday.

Margaret Carney, chief executive at Sefton Council, said to the ECHO : 鈥淲e are delighted to welcome Kura to Sefton in what is a fantastic boost for the local economy. The new call centre at Caspian House will create new jobs within the borough and I know the organisation has been supported by the fantastic teams at Invest Sefton and Sefton@Work.

The interior of Caspian House on the Atlantic Business Park in Netherton

鈥淜ura selecting Atlantic Park as the home for its first contact centre outside of Scotland shows that it sees the borough as the perfect springboard for future growth in the UK and reinforces that Sefton is open for business.?/p>

The Atlantic Park site was once home to big employers such as Peerless Edible Oils and Rolls Royce. Royal London Asset management bought the sprawling business park for around £21m in 2006, and has since invested millions in the site.

Brian Bannatyne, Chief Executive of Kura, said: 鈥淲e鈥檙e delighted to be opening this major new site in the thriving Liverpool area.

Sefton offers a fantastic platform for our expansion within the UK and will create new jobs for those in the area. At Kura we鈥檙e out to build a very different business in our industry, one that is focused on its people and their development. Our philosophy is to help people be the best they can be and our vision is to be recognised across all organisations as unrivalled in developing people. Caspian House will be a flagship site, creating the right learning environment for the culture we are building.?/p>