Jobs boost

Har­ris Fi­nance plough cash into Links

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Dou­glas Dickie

Har­ris Fi­nance is set to in­vest £4.2 mil­lion in build­ing in­dus­trial units at Ruther­glen Links in Farme Cross.

The fa­cil­i­ties, which could to­tal 53,000sq ft, will have the po­ten­tial to at­tract 80 jobs to the area ac­cord­ing to the com­pany.

Har­ris Fi­nance is set to in­vest £4.2 mil­lion in build­ing in­dus­trial units at Ruther­glen Links in Farme Cross.

The fa­cil­i­ties, which could to­tal 53,000 sq ft, will, the com­pany say, have the po­ten­tial to at­tract 80 jobs to the area.

Four plots at Ruther­glen Links are in­volved in the deal.

Dal­marnock-based Har­ris Fi­nance have al­ready in­vested £2.5m in two in­dus­trial-hy­brid units at the site, which is part of the Clyde Gate­way re­gen­er­a­tion area.

Through their projects 50 jobs have al­ready come to the Clyde Gate­way area.

De­vel­op­ment work will now take place on a spec­u­la­tive 13,000 sq ft in­dus­trial unit on plot D within the coming weeks af­ter which de­vel­op­ment will move onto plots E, F and G with the fi­nal con­fig­u­ra­tion of these re­main­ing plots and the planned 40,000 sq ft of in­dus­trial space to be driven by mar­ket de­mand.

Ruther­glen Links is al­ready home to PIE, one of the UK’s lead­ing provider of multi-tech­ni­cal ser­vices

Ian Manson, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Clyde Gate­way, said: “This fur­ther pri­vate sec­tor in­vest­ment at Ruther­glen Links is a real vote of con­fi­dence in the lo­ca­tion and the wider Clyde Gate­way area.

“Har­ris Fi­nance al­ready has a suc­cess­ful track record here, with its de­vel­op­ment of Plot C, and I have no doubt that their long term com­mit­ment to Ruther­glen Links Busi­ness Park will act as a cat­a­lyst as Clyde Gate­way is fast be­com­ing a pre­ferred lo­ca­tion for high growth com­pa­nies in man­u­fac­tur­ing, in­dus­trial and en­gi­neer­ing sec­tors.”

Ross Har­ris, of Har­ris Fi­nance, said: “We are pleased with the num­ber of en­quiries we’ve re­ceived for the first two build­ings on Plot C at Ruther­glen Links Busi­ness Park.

“Our ad­di­tional com­mit­ment to de­velop the en­tire Up­per Plat­form at Ruther­glen Links is our vote of con­fi­dence in the work to trans­form the Clyde Gate­way into the best place to do busi­ness in the city.”

The land­mark build­ing, One Ruther­glen Links at this busi­ness park, has two floors avail­able for im­me­di­ate oc­cu­pa­tion. Fur­ther of­fice de­vel­op­ment is planned for plot B.

Clyde Gate­way was es­tab­lished to carry out the re­gen­er­a­tion of 840 hectares across the east end of Glas­gow and South La­nark­shire.

Work­ing in part­ner­ship with Glas­gow City Coun­cil, South La­nark­shire Coun­cil, Scot­tish En­ter­prise and the Scot­tish Govern­ment, Clyde Gate­way is driv­ing for­ward £1.5 bil­lion of pri­vate sec­tor in­vest­ment to es­tab­lish this area as a hub of busi­ness ac­tiv­ity.

Miss­ing link Har­ris Fi­nance have al­ready in­vested mil­lions in the Ruther­glen Links site and are now aim­ing to build even more units

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