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Employment boost in Vale of Leven

Published: 5 Aug 2014 13:00

New workshop space to bring 31 jobs to Vale industrial estate

EMPLOYMENT in the Vale of Leven has received a boost after it was announced 31 jobs would be created in the area.

GOOD NEWS: Councillor Patrick McLinchey announces the news on site

That’s thanks to the development of new workshop premises at the Vale of Leven industrial estate.

West Dunbartonshire Council recently completed the purchase of vacant plots from Scottish Enterprise.

The news follows an investment announcement last year where the council secured £900,000 in funding from the Scottish Government regeneration capital grant.

Work is due to begin before the end of this year and the £1.8 million project will provide around 15,000 square feet of new flexible workshop space.

Councillor Patrick McGlinchey, convener of infrastructure, regeneration and economic development, said a 2012 survey showed a demand for new workshop space in the area.

He added: “This project will meet this demand and remove one of the barriers small firms in this area are facing.

“These new units will be ideal for new businesses, or for existing businesses to expand.”

The move is part of ongoing regeneration project in the area, which includes the lodging of plans to improve Queens Quay in Clydebank, as well as the creation of new WDC offices in Dumbarton town centre.

The units will range from approximately 500-1000 square feet in size and are due to be completed by summer 2015.

Businesses interested in finding small workshop space should contact the council’s business support team on 01389 737 777.

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