Infrastructure work on Coldstream’s new business park and Eyemouth’s seafood technology park is now complete.
At this week’s meeting of Scottish Borders Council’s executive committee councillors were told that only maintenance work on both sites remains to be carried out.
Coldstream’s 1.4 hectare new business park has been beset with delays and work came to a halt in spring 2014 while a Water Impact Assessment was made. The SBC and European Regional Development funded new industrial area with six plots has now finally moved on to the next stage.
Landscape and physical contract works at Eyemouth’s Gunsgreenhill Industrial Estate 2.8 acre extension (Seafood Technology Park) are also complete.
It is part of a redevelopment of the port which will see seafood processing businesses moving out of the harbour area to a purpose built park at Gunsgreenhill.
It is part-funded by SBC and the European Fisheries Fund Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) which aims to stimulate development in the coastal economy.
Securing Berwickshire’s fishing industry is part of the council’s ten year plan to create or safeguard 2,000 Borders jobs. They have already committed £250,000 towards the seafood technology park infrastructure. Investment in the new park is estimated at £3 million.