Fife Council Service Manager George Sneddon and Cllr Altany Craik with Little Thistle staff Tracey Kinds, Keven Fleming and Gregor Fleming,
Seven new business units are breathing life into the Queensway Technology and Business Park in Glenrothes. The units, which were built by Fife Council and the Fife Task Force, are located next to the main trunk road network and Glenrothes town centre.
The units range in size from 98sqm to 130sqm, providing a total of 784 sqm of new business space to help meet the demand within the local market for modern, fit-for-purpose business accommodation in this key location.
The completion of the units marks a significant milestone in Fife Council’s long term commitment to the regeneration of Queensway. The new units are the first new business development in the area for a number of years and demonstrate that regeneration is fully underway, acting as a catalyst for future investment and development.
Cllr Altany Craik, Convener of Fife Council’s Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning and Transportation Committee said: “These units, which are already fully occupied, offer great opportunities for smaller businesses to locate in modern, purpose-built premises. Units like these are so important to the local economy and local jobs.
“There is a lot happening at Queensway, and Fife Council’s regeneration efforts here have been speeded up by support from the Fife Task Force. This project has been completed on time and on budget. Further work to clear empty, run-down properties in the area to make way for new development is also underway.”
Kevin Fleming, owner of Little Thistle Gift Shop is very pleased with the facilities available to his business and explained how they have helped his company’s development:
“We had been looking to expand the manufacturing business for a while, but needed to find the right space in the right location. As soon as we saw these units, we knew we’d found the solution – modern, clean and well-insulated and with environmental features like solar panels. We’re really well-positioned for future growth here. We’ve invested in new equipment and hope to expand the workforce too.”
The business units are part of the new Queensway Technology and Business Park which also has serviced employment land available for businesses looking to re-locate, develop or start up. Six plots totalling 3.54 HA are available for immediate entry for Class 4 (Office), Class 5 (General Industrial) or Class 6 (Storage & Distribution) businesses.
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