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AN ARTIST'S aerial view shows for the first time the huge scale of a £330million
office development on the outskirts of Glasgow.
A total of 10 buildings with car parks and landscaped gardens will be spread
over 756,000sq ft the equivalent of 27 football pitches.
The business park, named Maxim, at Eurocentral near Bellshill in Lanarkshire,
will attract up to 7000 jobs and should be finished by March 2010.
Construction work is already under way on the site of the former Chunghwa
plant, where tubes for computer monitors and TV screens were made.
The tubes plant - dubbed a white elephant as it failed to deliver a promised 3000
jobs after a £15m injection of public money - was demolished only last year
after lying empty since 2002.
just for the record they got most of that public money back
£330m centre set to spark jobs boost (Evening Times)
LANARKSHIRE is on the verge of a jobs boost sparked by a £330million
transformation of the former Chunghwa site.
Businesses are queueing up to move on to a new industrial estate and
office park being built at Mossend to breathe fresh life into the area at
Civil engineering giant TRAC International is to expand by creating 100
jobs and will be the first tenant to set up at the Centralpoint Elite Logistics
The Aberdeen-based group will recruit over the next three years. It
already employs 100 at three sites at Strathclyde Business Park in
Most of the workers there - engineers and operations staff - will also
switch to Mossend.
Director Rab Watt said: "This is an excellent move. The new facility is in
an ideal location, with excellent transport links to the rest of the UK."
Centralpoint will offer nearly 424,000sq ft of industrial space when six
warehouses are completed this month.
TRAC has taken a 10-year lease on the Athena, a 41,266sq ft industrial
unit which also has dedicated office space.