Council land deal sets stage for Lochgelly business hub

Council land deal sets stage for Lochgelly business hub

Fife Council’s Economic Development Team has announced the sale of circa two acres of land at The Avenue, Lochgelly, to Easy Living Developments, a Glenrothes-based design and build construction company.

The development represents a circa £2 million investment by Easy Living Developments and will see the construction of a brand-new business centre featuring 16 modern units. Located within the existing Lochgelly Industrial Park, the centre is designed to attract a mix of light industrial Class 4, 5 and 6 occupiers and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Construction is set to begin in the next few months.

Designed with maximum flexibility in mind, the units will vary in size from approximately 1,000 sq. ft to circa 1,500 sq. ft. with the opportunity to combine individual units to create larger ones by not including party walls, thereby creating a facility capable of accommodating numerous different businesses. In line with modern building standards, the units will enjoy an insulated cladding external wall and roof structure with the Centre also enjoying an EV charging point to facilitate the growing use of electric vehicles.

Keith Davidson, chief executive officer at Easy Living Developments, expressed delight at the conclusion of the planning process resulting in the purchase of the land from Fife Council.

He said: “The new business centre will offer exciting opportunities for local businesses, providing them with modern, flexible workspaces. We are also very hopeful that the new centre will attract a diverse range of businesses and create new jobs in the area and in doing so contribute to the continued economic growth of Lochgelly and the surrounding area. Further details of the opportunities will soon be available from the new developments, Sales and Managing Agents, Andrew Reilly Associates.”

Pamela Stevenson, service manager – economic development at Fife Council, added: “We are delighted to welcome Easy Living Developments to Lochgelly and support this significant investment. This new business centre aligns perfectly with our economic development strategy for Fife, fostering a vibrant business environment and creating valuable employment opportunities for the local community.”

Easy Living Developments also operates a successful housebuilding and commercial division, which has recently completed its development of 168 two-to-five-bedroom homes at the adjacent ‘The Avenues’ site in Lochgelly. Other recent developments have included the regeneration of a part of Glenrothes town centre, bringing M&S and The Food Warehouse to a new retail park there, having successfully relocated the old CISWO Club to a fantastic new facility within the town.

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