Muir Construction appointed to deliver second phase at Fusion Assets’ Link Park
Muir Construction has been appointed to construct the latest phase of Link Park at Newhouse on behalf of Fusion Assets.
Over the course of the next eight months, Muir Construction will join forces with Fusion Assets, Hypostyle Architects, Fairhurst Structural Engineers, DSSR Services Consultants and Armour Construction Consultants to successfully deliver the 16,300-square-foot industrial accommodation fitted out to cat A.
Murray Collins, managing director of Fusion Assets, said: “We are delighted to have Muir Construction on board to deliver what will be a flagship project for Fusion Assets. Following the adoption of a new ESG policy last year, the next building at Link Park is intended to demonstrate the company’s commitment to incorporating local regeneration activities alongside its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint. The new industrial unit will incorporate a wide range of energy saving features and will be enabled for net zero carbon operation.”
Fusion Asset’s commitment to Community Benefits has been underlined by the inclusion of specific tender requirements that Muir Construction was happy to adopt and carry forward into the formal building contract. This has given a real focus to identifying meaningful contributions to employment and training opportunities that the project will present to the local community and further education in the North Lanarkshire area.
Early consultations with New College Lanarkshire and Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) have already established a sound route and delivery programme to ensure the engagement of students from various disciplines. Muir has made a particular pledge to create work placements and Base Learning opportunities in alliance with the Advance & Equalities Forum for people with additional support needs or who have barriers to employment.
Muir Construction’s business development director, David Fairweather, said: “It is great to secure another excellent project on the M8 corridor. With our continued success in the area, it makes any support we can give to the local community sustainable; it is so important to provide this level of continuity, especially for those with additional support needs. We are really looking forward to working for Fusion Assets, continuing our work with DYW and to forming new relationships at New College Lanarkshire.”