MACC vi­sion sees am­bi­tion re­alised

Campbeltown Courier - - ARGYLL ENTERPRISE WEEK -

It’s now five very suc­cess­ful years since Machri­han­ish Air­base Com­mu­nity Com­pany (MACC) pur­chased the for­mer RAF Machri­han­ish on the Kin­tyre penin­sula for £1 from the MoD. MACC op­er­ates with a vi­sion to build a pros­per­ous and sus­tain­able fu­ture for the lo­cal com­mu­nity by un­lock­ing the po­ten­tial of its prop­er­ties and as­sets, and act­ing as a plat­form for eco­nomic growth in Kin­tyre. Unique, in that it is often de­scribed as a busi­ness park with its own air­port, MACC’s large port­fo­lio of build­ings ac­com­mo­dates a range of about 80 ten­ants, em­ploy­ing more than 200 peo­ple full-time on the site. These ten­ants range from small con­struc­tion firms to large man­u­fac­tur­ers and in­clude a com­mer­cial shoot­ing range and the UK’s lead­ing man­u­fac­turer of wind tow­ers. MACC is in the spot­light as a po­ten­tial lo­ca­tion for a UK space­port. The 1,025-acre site also serves as a su­perb lo­ca­tion for TV, film or events, has a large func­tion suite and hosts an an­nual car rally. With such vast po­ten­tial yet to un­lock at the site, there is much to look for­ward to in the next five years.

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