Green light for major expansion at vast industrial park next to Glasgow Airport
Developer and asset manager Canmoor has secured planning consent from Renfrewshire Council to push ahead with the major speculative scheme on a 13-acre site at the Westway industrial park. The £25m development will consist of two industrial/warehouse units of 86,630 sq ft and 202,230 sq ft, to be known as Westway 90 and Westway 200 respectively. The larger building will be capable of being split into two units.
The firm noted that the new development would offer “quick and direct” access from Westway to Junction 28 of the M8, via the recently opened Barnwell Street Bridge, as well as to Glasgow Airport and across the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland. It will be adjacent to the recently opened JW Filshill distribution centre and has the potential to attract further new businesses and bring employment opportunities to the area, Canmoor added. The development’s green credentials will be boosted by the inclusion of electric car charging points, provision for solar panels and air source heat pumps. A preferred main contractor has been identified and the development is expected to commence in July, with the units being available for occupation in the final quarter of 2024.
Gregor King, Canmoor’s asset manager at Westway, said: “We are committed to continually improving the standard of accommodation at Westway, through ongoing investment and firmly believe the development of this “best in class” high quality sustainable industrial/logistics space will be very well-received in the Scottish market. The exceptional connectivity, including convenient access to Glasgow Airport and the M8, further adds to its appeal. Exciting times lie ahead as Canmoor continues its ongoing investments.”
Canmoor’s joint leasing agents are JLL and Colliers, with management by Knight Frank. Colliers director Iain Davidson said: “Westway stands as a premier industrial and logistics destination in Scotland, consistently drawing substantial interest from local and regional businesses seeking occupancy. The Scottish market eagerly awaits such developments, and with its prime location and exceptional connectivity, we expect strong demand for this highly sought-after speculative project.”
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