New pavilion boosts Clydebank’s job prospect

15 Mar 2007

Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire is helping to create space for 100 new jobs with the construction of a new riverside business centre.

The enterprise company has now approved £1.3 million for the next phase of development on the new Queen's Quay Enterprise and Learning District in Clydebank.

To be called the 'The Pavilion' the remainder of funding for the £4.5 million project is being provided by the private sector.

"This new business space will provide a key focus for new business development in this area of the town, complementing the education element provided by the relocated college and other commercial enterprises on the site," said SE Dunbartonshire's, operations director, Jim McAloon

"Our research shows a healthy demand for new commercial office and business space in the town which we are meeting with approval for this project."

Adjacent to the current enterprise centre and next to the new Clydebank College the new Queen's Quay Pavilion will supply 30,000 sq ft of commercial space.

Queen's Quay is part of the overall Clyde Waterfront Initiative a ten year £450 million project to transform the river from Glasgow to the sea.

Mr McAloon said the Pavilion will be specifically targeted at new start up businesses in Clydebank.

"This building will cement Clydebank's offering as a place to do business. One of the key weaknesses of the economy locally is the lack of new start ups coming through.

"Although there is evidence of improvement, it is developments like this that will provide the solid foundations for a real improvement in the number of new and growing businesses we see getting off the ground and expanding in the area."

It is estimated that the total new jobs created overall at a regenerated Queen's Quay will be around 1500.

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