PROGRESS continues apace at the i3 Irvine Innovation and Industry park – with work underway to transform a former electronics factory.
Progress continues apace at the i3 Irvine Innovation and Industry park – with work underway to transform a former electronics factory.
A contract has been let by Irvine Bay Regeneration Company for £200,000 of works to refurbish some 110,000 sq ft of workshop and storage space (capable of sub-division) at the former TT Electronics factory .
This follows the recent announcement to award contracts for landscaping work and rubble removal from parts of the i3 site.
The aim is to create the top industrial and inward investment location in south west Scotland – an aspiration given real impetus by the award of Enterprise Area status to Irvine’s i3.
For the latest works, the intention in the first phase is to remove all the redundant internal specialist fixtures and fittings from the previous use, repair the roof and renew and repair external cladding to include repainting the entire building.
This will make the property attractive to prospective tenants and allow further bespoke improvements to be tailored to tenants’ needs.
Already, there is occupier interest and negotiations are ongoing to try and secure a new letting.
Working with Scottish Enterprise, the idea is to market the extensive i3 business park in three distinct campuses – innovation, industry and investment. Over the next five years, work will progress to create:
* An industry and logistics campus: aimed at specialist industrial, manufacturing and distribution companies
* An innovation campus: to provide superfast broadband accommodation for SMEs, R&D companies or other firms needing specialist space
* Irvine inward investment: a specialist inward investment opportunity offering a 200-acre single user/campus site with capacity for 500,000m2
* Development-ready sites
* 100 MVA electricity potentially available, with 35 MVA currently connected
* Superfast broadband connectivity
* Optic fibre from three suppliers
* Substantial gas, water and drainage connections
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