Progress at i3 in Irvine as Enterprise Area Takes Shape

Progress continues apace at the i3 Irvine Innovation and Industry park – with work underway to transform a former electronics factory.

A contract has been let by Irvine Bay Regeneration Company for £200,000 of works to refurbish some 110,000 sq ft of workshop and storage space (capable of sub-division) at the former TT Electronics factory 
This follows the recent announcement to award contracts for landscaping work and rubble removal from parts of the i3 site. The aim is to create the top industrial and inward investment location in south west Scotland – an aspiration given real impetus by the award of Enterprise Area status to Irvine's i3.
For the latest works, the intention in the first phase is to remove all the redundant internal specialist fixtures and fittings from the previous use, repair the roof and renew and repair external cladding to include repainting the entire building. This will make the property attractive to prospective tenants and allow further bespoke improvements to be tailored to tenants’ needs.
Already, there is occupier interest and negotiations are ongoing to try and secure a new letting.
Working with Scottish Enterprise, the idea is to market the extensive i3 business park in three distinct campuses, innovation, industry and investment. Over the next five years, work will progress to create:
An industry and logistics campus: aimed at specialist industrial, manufacturing and distribution companies
An innovation campus: to provide superfast broadband accommodation for SMEs, R&D companies or other firms needing specialist space
Irvine inward investment: a specialist inward investment opportunity offering a 200-acre single user/campus site with capacity for 500,000m2
All offering:
Development ready sites
100 MVA electricity potentially available, with 35 MVA currently connected
Superfast broadband connectivity
Optic fibre from three suppliers
Substantial gas, water and drainage connections

Progress continues apace at the i3 Irvine Innovation and Industry park – with work underway to transform a former electronics factory.

A contract has been let by Irvine Bay Regeneration Company for £200,000 of works to refurbish some 110,000 sq ft of workshop and storage space (capable of sub-division) at the former TT Electronics factory .

This follows the recent announcement to award contracts for landscaping work and rubble removal from parts of the i3 site. The aim is to create the top industrial and inward investment location in south west Scotland – an aspiration given real impetus by the award of Enterprise Area status to Irvine's i3.

For the latest works, the intention in the first phase is to remove all the redundant internal specialist fixtures and fittings from the previous use, repair the roof and renew and repair external cladding to include repainting the entire building. This will make the property attractive to prospective tenants and allow further bespoke improvements to be tailored to tenants’ needs.

Already, there is occupier interest and negotiations are ongoing to try and secure a new letting.

Working with Scottish Enterprise, the idea is to market the extensive i3 business park in three distinct campuses – innovation, industry and investment. Over the next five years, work will progress to create

- An industry and logistics campus: aimed at specialist industrial, manufacturing and distribution companies

- An innovation campus: to provide superfast broadband accommodation for SMEs, R&D companies or other firms needing specialist space

- Irvine inward investment: a specialist inward investment opportunity offering a 200-acre single user/campus site with capacity for 500,000m2

All offering:
Development ready sites

100 MVA electricity potentially available, with 35 MVA currently connected

Superfast broadband connectivity

Optic fibre from three suppliers

Substantial gas, water and drainage connections

Contact: Kirsty Innes
Phone: 01294 475487
Email: kinnes@irvinebay.co.uk
Website: http://www.irvinebay.co.uk