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Strathleven Regeneration - Significant impact on regional economy

October 06th 2018

The most recent of a series of independent impact assessments carried out by Peter Brett Associates, has found the Lomondgate regeneration project being delivered north of Dumbarton has helped create over 700 full times jobs and £365m for the region’s economy since 2007.

Much of Lomondgate is now a thriving mixed-use development featuring commercial, retail and residential space.One of the site’s earliest tenants was BBC Scotland, which has built production facilities where filming of River City and Still Game takes place.

Working with the construction company Walker Group of Livingston, Strathleven Regeneration CIC in a ‘profit for purpose’ economic regeneration company.It was launched to regenerate the former J+B whisky bottling plant where several hundred jobs had been lost.

“We are delighted with the way our partnership has made such an impact, achieving key performance indicators way ahead of those the board dared to dream of when we were getting started” said Steven Szostak SRCIC’s Project Director. “This is an important indication that smart working between private and public partners, with no public sector revenue and operating with a commercial focus can achieve really significant socio-economic contributions back into our target communities”

The 100-acre site sits at the gateway to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park but is within half an hour’s drive of Glasgow city centre and airport. Current occupants also include Aggreko, Whitbread, Costa, Euro Garages and Jaconelli’s Fish Restaurant. Private sector investment in Lomondgate has exceeded £100m since the project launched.

The last 23 acres of land remains available but the SRCIC board is looking for something really special.

“With 11 million vehicles using the site’s A82 roundabout every year, maybe we were missing a trick with the tourism and leisure sector. So in addition to working with any employment creating relocator - we are now focused on attracting destination businesses keen to be part of Scotland’s resurging tourism market.”

Contacts:

Strategy, regeneration background and board vision: Steven Szostak at SRCIC on 01389722282 or steven.szostak@strathleven.org

Site enquiries: Paul Broad at GVA on 0141 3046382

Or for further information or visit: http://www.lomondgate.com/