Council - Work begins on West Dunbartonshire Workshops
April 13th 2015
Scottish Government Minister Margaret Burgess today kick started the construction of new £1.8m workshops at the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate.
The Minister for Housing and Welfare joined councillors from West Dunbartonshire to cut the first sod for the development which will improve the local economy in years to come.
The ground breaking ceremony marks the start of construction on the Council project which will create 13 new workshop units for small and growing businesses. It is set for completion this autumn.
The Council is working with development partner, Hub West Scotland, to deliver the units which will range in size from 500 to 1000 square feet.
MSP Mrs Burgess said: “I am delighted that the Scottish Government is providing support of almost £1million from the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund towards the construction of these new units.
“This investment will support local businesses, helping to both sustain and create jobs for local people.”
“The Regeneration Capital Grant Fund is helping to deliver projects that will contribute to regenerating communities right across Scotland.“
Councillor Patrick McGlinchey, Convener of Infrastructure and Regeneration, said: “I’m delighted to see this project get underway. Once built, these new workshops will help support our strategy to improve the economy in West Dunbartonshire and create new job opportunities for our residents.
“The units will assist new businesses to launch and other firms to develop and expand acting as a catalyst for job creation.”
Councillor David McBride, Vice-Convener of Infrastructure and Regeneration, added: “These are the first workshops to be built in over 20 years by West Dunbartonshire Council and represent a new chapter in the regeneration of our area. There is a clear demand for these units which demonstrates that our economy is continuing to grow.”
The workshops are being constructed on an area of land within the industrial estate which has not been developed.