Canmoor welcomes new cooperage business to Westway Park

Jamie Reilly, Director of Westway Cooperage

Canmoor has welcomed a new occupier to Westway Park in Renfrew.

Westway Cooperage is a local company, involved in the manufacture and repair of oak barrels for the Scotch whisky industry.

Owned and managed by Jamie Reilly, a third-generation Master Cooper, whose family have been in the cooperage business since 1961.

The company has agreed terms at Unit L7A which extends to 5,300 sq ft on a five-year lease. The industrial space is currently being fitted out, with the business set to launch officially in the new year.

Jamie Reilly, Director of Westway Cooperage said:

“We are very excited about launching our new business. We were keen to find a location which met our business needs. Westway is the ideal location, offering excellent quality space, within a 24-hour secure environment and with the added benefit of excellent communication links. We are currently undertaking fit out works will look forward to being fully operational in early 2022.”

Toby Saul, Asset Manager of Canmoor added:

“Securing Westway Cooperage is yet another boost for the parks and we wish Jamie every success with the new business venture.

“Our ongoing strategy of investment and improvement is proving popular with occupiers in the Scottish market. Since purchasing Westway in 2018, we have invested significantly into building refurbishment and park infrastructure, including the recent £3m refurbishment of Block D, with 40,000 sq ft already let to Agility Logistics and strong interest in the remaining 60,000 sq ft.

“Development work is also progressing well on the brand new 120,400 sq ft Filshill Distribution Centre.”

Westway is a key strategic industrial and distribution location that offers excellent connectivity to the whole of Central Scotland, with Junction 27 of the M8 only 3 minutes drive away. It is located in the heart of the Glasgow Airport Investment area, which is one of the key City Deal projects that will benefit from £39.1m of inward investment over the next 10 years. This will deliver significant infrastructure investment to the area including a new two-lane bridge over the White Cart, directly linking Westway with the investment area and airport.

Westway also benefits from having its own private dock facility on the White Cart Water which accesses the River Clyde. This provides an alternative shipping solution particularly for large products that are unsuitable for transport by road.

Colin McManus, of agent Colliers said:

“Westway is one of the top performing industrial parks in Scotland and continues to attract significant interest from industrial and logistics occupiers. It is great to see a new aspiring business choose to be based here.”

Canmoor’s joint agents at Westway Park are JLL and Colliers.