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Queensway March 2017

Construction of new business units at a site on Queensway Technology and Business Park, Glenrothes, started Monday 6 March, with building work now underway.

Queensway is one of Central Fife’s best-located employment locations and has always been popular with businesses.

Located next to the main trunk road network and near Glenrothes town centre, the project will develop a cluster of new small business units on a site at Flemington Road.

The development proposal is made up of seven units in total, along with an associated access road, car parking and landscaping. The units will range in size from 98 sqm to 130 sqm, providing in total 784 sqm of new business space to help meet the demand within the local market for modern, fit for purpose business accommodation in this key location.

The development of the proposed units will mark a significant milestone in Fife Council’s long term commitment to the regeneration of the Queensway. Following on from the Council’s investment in site acquisition and demolitions, the business units will be the first new business development in the area for a number of years and demonstrate that regeneration is fully underway, acting as a catalyst for future investment and development.

The project is supported by Fife Task Force and Fife Council, and will offer new business units available for rent.

Cllr Lesley Laird, Depute Leader of Fife Council, and Spokesperson for Economy and Planning, said: “This marks another major step forward in Fife Council’s plans to regenerate Queensway.

“These new units are targeted at smaller local businesses, whether just starting out or looking to grow. I often hear from businesses that units like these are in short supply, and it’s clear that we need more provision like this. Further work to clear empty run-down properties in the area to make way for new development is also underway.

“We have been working on regeneration of this area, and wider Glenrothes, and with support from Fife Task Force I am delighted that this has allowed us to speed up our plans for regeneration at Queensway, to benefit the local economy and create jobs.”

The building is due for completion in Autumn 2017, and will be managed by Fife Council.

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