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Strathleven Development Proposals Gather Pace

January 01st 2007

Plans for a major mixed use development on the site of the former J&B bottling plant on the outskirts of Dumbarton at Strathleven are gathering pace with the appointment of Donaldsons as commercial advisors for the project.

30 acres of land to the south of the A82 has been earmarked for residential development of 300 homes, with 28 acres north of the dual carriageway allocated for a combination of business and roadside services uses.

John Menzies of Donaldsons, who is advising on project with fellow partner Sinclair Browne commented, 'We are delighted to have been appointed by Walker Group to advise on this hugely exciting project. The first stage of the commercial development is earmarked for roadside services users, specifically a hotel, family pub, restaurant and petrol filling station. The location has real potential for operators in this sector of the market - high levels of traffic flow and visibility from the A82 trunk road, a sizeable surrounding residential population and significant tourist traffic are among the sites key attributes.'

Sinclair Browne, head of Donaldsons Office and Industrial team added, 'This a strategic opportunity and one that will have significant benefit to the surrounding area. Dumbarton has little quality office accommodation and these proposals will go a long way toward addressing this problem. The business park will be able to offer occupiers great accessibility, not only from the A82, but there will also be a regular bus service linking the park with Dumbarton town centre and Dumbarton Central Railway Station which provides direct links with Glasgow City Centre.'

The Strathleven development is being undertaken by Walker Group and Strathleven Regeneration Company, a non profit-making organisation set up in 1999 by Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire Council in conjunction with Diageo.