Clyde Gateway East has proven to be an attractive location for high value jobs in engineering and the oil and gas sectors
Local residents have benefited from jobs opportunities at Clyde Gateway East
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Clyde Gateway East
The development of this formerly vacant and derelict 14 hectare site got underway in mid-2010 with the aim of providing a sustainable, high-quality environment to attract and support growing businesses. The first phase of work, involving the installation of all the main infrastructure, including IT and energy systems, was completed by August 2011 by which time two leading UK property companies had concluded deals to invest £14million in the speculative construction of industrial space within three units. The private sector has subsequently completed a further two units while Clyde Gateway began work on a sixth unit in February 2017.
The completed units have proven to be popular with a range of businesses already bringing more than more than 120 jobs in oil and gas (Glacier Energy Services), telecommunications (BT), industrial supplies (Cusack) and prestige vehicles body repairs (Dentec).
“Our relocation to Clyde Gateway was driven by a need to ensure we had a modern, fit-for-purpose base from which to grow our business, somewhere that fits the Glacier brand and our reputation for quality.
Our team has settled very quickly and we continue to expand our skilled employee base, delivering job opportunities for the local community as well as providing our existing employees with a high-standard environment in which to work.”
Scott Martin, Chairman, Glacier Energy Services
The economic spin-offs have been immediate with Glacier expanding its operations and increasing its workforce by 50%, including the creation of six positions in trainee welding, production management and administrative support specifically for local residents.
Further information on Clyde Gateway East and other development opportunities across the Clyde Gateway area can be found at www.investinclydegateway.com