Fife’s flagship Industrial Innovation Investment programme has now secured planning permission for seven new single storey business units on land to the east of Midfield Drive in Dunnikier Business Park, Kirkcaldy.
This gives the green light for work to get started on site this autumn. Construction, which will include the installation of solar panels and a new access road as well as car parking, will provide small business space to local enterprises with growth ambitions.
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The Fife Industrial Innovation Investment programme is part of the £1.3 billion Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal, a partnership of local authorities, universities, Scottish and UK Governments to deliver a 15-year programme that will transform the regional economy.
The programme will deliver new buildings and serviced sites across Mid and South Fife. Over the next two years, new industrial premises will be developed across four sites in Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Lochgelly and Dunfermline.
The programme will support the creation of 1,000 new skilled permanent jobs and almost 600 short-term construction jobs. This will be facilitated by joint working between the region’s universities and Fife businesses and Fife Council to deliver high value jobs
Cllr Neil Crooks, Convener of Fife Council’s Kirkcaldy Area Committee said: “This is a major economic opportunity for the businesses that will be able to expand into the new units. We know that there is strong demand in Kirkcaldy for this type of unit, so the emphasis is very much on getting these ready for tenants as quickly as possible.
“Our focus in Fife is firmly on fairer economic growth, where everyone benefits from good employment opportunities and regional investments. The programme of investment deliver much-needed new industrial buildings in key locations in Mid and South Fife.
“This is another important step forward in delivering the ten-year programme that will encourage more businesses to locate and grow within Fife, and secure a further £30 million of investment by the private sector.”
Cllr Altany Craik, Convener of the Council’s Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning and Transportation Committee added: “This project, now on its way to becoming a reality, will be the first visible sign in Kirkcaldy of the positive changes that the City Region Deal will bring to Fife.
“The Deal focuses on growing the regional economy through collaboration and by being outward-looking, building on the region’s existing strengths in key sectors and industries. Our Fife Industrial Innovation Investment programme will increase the supply of serviced employment land and new industrial, office and business space in Fife.”