Perth & Kinross Council has announced that construction work for the specialist Food and Drink Park on the outskirts of the city has begun and will be completed during the summer.
The contract for the construction, worth £1.8 million, of the units has been awarded to Forfar based Andrew Shepherd Construction Ltd. Work commenced on site in January and is expected to last 25 weeks with an anticipated July completion date.
The site will feature four standard business units ranging in size from 164sqm to 339sqm. Each of the units will have an option for further expansion and subdivision so that they can be tailored to the specific requirements of any occupier.
The units will be available on flexible lease terms also tailored to meet the needs of the occupiers.
Councillor Ian Miller, Leader of Perth & Kinross Council, said: “I am pleased that construction is now underway on what will be a unique business park for Perth. What makes the Food and Drink Park special is that it is a blank canvas for any food or drink business to come in; they will be able to take the unit and turn it into a bespoke site specifically designed to meet their needs, this is not a one size fits approach. I look forward to seeing the completed sites and the range of suppliers who make Perth their home in the future.”
Paul Harding, Operations Director for Shepherd Construction Ltd, said: “We are delighted to have won the contract for the Food and Drink Park units and we are looking forward to progressing and delivering this exciting project.”
PKC Food and Drink Park works starts with ‘groundbreaking’ from left, Jim Valentine, Paul Harding, John Bullough, Councillor Ian Miller, Stuart Taylor and Councillor John Kellas.