Kilwinning, North Ayrshire, Scotland, Development, Project, Developer, News
North Ayrshire Ventures
Office Accommodation in Kilwinning: Development in Strathclyde, western Scotland
15 Jan 2005
Joint venture between North Ayrshire Council + The EDI Group:
New office development set to bring jobs to North Ayrshire
North Ayrshire Ventures have started building a major speculative office development in Kilwinning. Due to be completed in summer 2005, developers hope it will attract another major new employer to the area.
The new building is being marketed at both the private sector and the Scottish Executive, which is continuing its policy of relocating government agencies out of Edinburgh.
Developed by North Ayrshire Ventures Ltd, the joint venture between North Ayrshire Council and The EDI Group, the new building (in Pennyburn Road, next to the railway station), offers over 20,000 sq feet of high quality office accommodation. Developers hope that it will repeat the success of an earlier speculative development of a 10,000 sq foot call centre in Saltcoats town centre. This building was successfully let to Wescot Credit Services Ltd, generating more than 100 full time equivalent jobs in the financial services sector.
Jeremy Smart of EDI and Project Manager for the Kilwinning development said it was good news for the area. He said: “This is an exciting new chapter for North Ayrshire Ventures and demonstrates the continuing confidence we have in this area as an attractive location for employers. It has excellent transport links and a skilled workforce able to work across a number of sectors.”
David O’Neill, Leader of North Ayrshire Council and a Director of North Ayrshire Ventures, said: “This attractive new office building in Kilwinning town centre has the potential to pull in another good employer to the area. We’re confident that the project will bring more jobs for local people.”
The building design is modern and linear, in keeping with its town centre location and offers:
* 20,613 sqft of office accommodation on two floors plus 44 car spaces
* A good quality, open plan environment
* Opportunities for further expansion on the site
* Immediately adjacent to Kilwinning rail station with a direct service to Glasgow every 15 minutes, and a short drive from the M77 motorway
* Ready availability of a skilled workforce, qualified to work across a wide range of sectors
* Training and education facilities close by – James Watt College, the largest of Scotland’s 43 colleges, has its newest, soon to be expanded campus in Kilwinning
North Ayrshire Ventures Limited is a joint venture company between The EDI Group and North Ayrshire Council, formed to undertake development projects that focus on both social inclusion and the creation of new jobs in Ayrshire.
The EDI Group carries out a range of property development from office and retail through factories to housing for the homeless. It combines a commercial approach with a commitment to bringing architectural, environmental and social benefits to and through its projects.
EDI’s wide ranging project portfolio includes office developments, retail properties within Edinburgh’s Old Town, Edinburgh Park, the long-term regeneration of Craigmillar, Princes Street Galleries and residential schemes throughout Edinburgh. It operates mainly in the Edinburgh City region, but it has also a presence in Glasgow and North Ayrshire.
Kilwinning by North Ayrshire Ventures Ltd – information 26 Jan 2005
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Clydegate Office Pavilion : Austin Smith Lord
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