Plans submitted for major new speculative industrial scheme in Rosyth

Scarborough Muir Group (SMG) has submitted a detailed planning application to Fife Council for the development of a 50,000 sq ft unit at Queensferry One, a major new industrial and logistics development situated at the heart of the proposed Forth Green Freeport.

Designed by Glasgow-based architects, Entasis the proposed scheme can be subdivided into two 25,000 sq ft units with separate yards and entrances, and will be suitable for a range of storage, distribution and manufacturing uses.

Located on a 4.8-acre plot on the 120-acre development, the balance of the site is capable of accommodating an additional 40,000 sq ft unit as a second phase.

While the unit is being developed speculatively, it is expected to create around 50 full and part-time jobs, with additional jobs created during the construction phase.

SMG aims to start on site by Q2 2023 with the unit(s) available for occupation by the end of 2023, subject to planning.

William McAlister of SMG, commented:

“We are thrilled to have submitted our planning application for this high-quality industrial and logistics scheme, which will secure the redevelopment and reuse of a former brownfield site, and we look forward to working with Fife Council to secure consent to allow construction to commence as soon as possible.

“Our decision to speculatively develop this scheme is in direct response to strong demand from occupiers for immediately available space and the proposed scheme will deliver much-needed quality industrial and logistics accommodation which, in turn, will provide economic benefits by creating new jobs accessible to the local community.”

Queensferry One is situated at the gateway to Fife, adjacent to Junction 1B of the M90 and Queensferry Crossing, and spans 120-acres of brownfield land. Tipped to become the largest international industrial and logistics hub in the Central Belt of Scotland, the site also sits within the heart of the proposed Forth Green Freeport which, if successful, will offer significant benefits to organisations in the renewable energy sector looking to relocate to the area, including tax breaks and lower business tariffs.

William added:

“Owing to its connectivity, deliverability and established reputation as the beating heart of central Scotland’s engineering and marine cluster, Queensferry One is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition to organisations in the renewable energy, marine, manufacturing or logistics industries. In fact, we’re already in advanced discussions with multiple businesses looking to relocate to the area in anticipation of it being awarded Green Freeport status.”

SMG is joint venture between UK real estate company, Scarborough Group International and Inverkeithing-based contractor and developer, Muir Group.