Rutherglen business park lands first deal

The site for Rutherglen Links Business Park. Picture: Contributed
The site for Rutherglen Links Business Park. Picture: Contributed
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A new business park that could generate up to 100 jobs for Rutherglen and the local area today unveiled the sale of the site’s first and largest plot.

Plot C at Rutherglen Links Business Park – a 12-acre development by urban regeneration venture Clyde Gateway – has been bought for speculative build purposes by the commercial property division of Harris Finance.

It will invest some £2.5 million on the site to build 30,000sq ft of speculative industrial/hybrid units which have the potential to create 55 jobs. Harris Finance is headquartered within the Clyde Gateway boundary and already has a track record in speculatively building commercial properties as well as refurbishing existing buildings, while bringing more than 50 jobs to the area to date.

Established in 2008 following the announcement that Glasgow was to hold the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Clyde Gateway has seen in excess of £1.5 billion invested in the area in the last eight years from both the public and private sector.

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Fionna Kell, inward investment manager at Clyde Gateway, said: “Businesses moving here will also benefit from excellent connectivity through road and public transport links, fantastic business support and superfast broadband.”

Ross Harris, speaking on behalf of the developer, said: “The east end of Glasgow has been transformed thanks to the work of Clyde Gateway and we are excited at the prospect of encouraging further regeneration and job creation in the area through our own speculative investment in high quality industrial units at Rutherglen Links.”

Harris Finance will initially undertake the speculative development of two units.