Business park benefiting from new units

From left: Fife Council service manager George Sneddon, Cllr Altany Craik, and Little Thistle Staff, Tracey Hinds, Kevin Fleming, and Gregor Fleming.
From left: Fife Council service manager George Sneddon, Cllr Altany Craik, and Little Thistle Staff, Tracey Hinds, Kevin Fleming, and Gregor Fleming.

Seven new business units are breathing life into the Queensway Technology and Business Park in Glenrothes.

The units, built in partnership between Fife Council and the Fife Task Force, are located next to the main trunk road network and Glenrothes town centre.

The completion of the units, which are all occupied, marks a milestone for the regeneration of Queensway.

The business units are the first to be development in the area in a number of years.

Cllr Altany Craik, convener of the Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning & Transportation Committee, said: “These units, which are fully occupied already, are offering great opportunities for smaller, local 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 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 at the business park, is very pleased with the facilities available to his business and how it has helped their development.

He said: “We had been looking to expand the manufacturing business for a while, but needed to find the right kind of space in the right location.

“As soon as we saw these units we knew we’d found the solution – modern, clean, 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 we hope to expand the workforce too.”

The business units are part of the new business park.

There is also serviced employment land available for businesses looking to re-locate, develop or start up.

The six plots totaling 3.54HA are available for immediate entry for Class 4 (Office), Class 5 (General Industrial) or Class 6 (Storage & Distribution).

For more information visit investinfife.co.uk or call 0345 600 1359.