Aggreko secures future at Lomondgate

24 Nov 2009

Planning permission has been granted for Aggreko's new £20m manufacturing facility on the Lomondgate development at Dumbarton which will safeguard 125 jobs and potentially create a further 100.

The decision is further good news for the Lomondgate project in a week in which a new independent Economic Report from Roger Tym & Partners revealed that it has boosted the local economy by £91.7 million since 2002.


Positive impact on the economy

The report also predicts that when the whole development is complete it will support around 1400 additional local jobs and that, by 2019, the cumulative impact on the local economy will be in excess of £450 million.

Aggreko, which is the world's leading temporary power and temperature control provider, has been given the green light to build a 160,000 sq ft plant facility and 25,000 sq ft of office space on a 16 acre site just off the A82 at Lomondgate.

The company is currently based on the Broadmeadow Industrial Estate, Dumbarton, where most of its fleet of rental generators and temperature control equipment are designed and assembled. However the rapid growth of Aggreko's worldwide business over the last five years now means this facility is too small and production has been spread around a number of other sites in the West of Scotland.


Good news for Aggreko, Lomondgate and Dumbarton

Aggreko has plans to invest around £20m in the new Lomondgate plant over a three-year period and hopes to create more than 100 new jobs.

David Hastings, Executive Director of Strathleven Regeneration Company added: "The new plant is fantastic news for Aggreko, the Lomondgate development and the Dumbarton area and will help bring in further investment and create significant numbers of new jobs in the area.

"It is great to see our plans to transform the site of the former J&B bottling plant on the A82 at Dumbarton into an economic and residential hub starting to come to fruition thanks to our development partners Walker Group, flagship tenants BBC Scotland, and Aggreko's proposed investment."


About the Lomondgate project

The £100m Lomondgate project, which was launched in 2007, by Strathleven Regeneration Company, (SRC) a non-profit making organisation set up by West Dunbartonshire Council and Scottish Enterprise with the support of Diageo. 

SRC formed a partnership with developer Walker Group to help deliver its plans of a thriving new community on the site providing 300 new homes, a 20 acre business park offering a variety of different sized buildings, suitable for both small indigenous users and large corporate bodies, together with roadside services and other amenities for the business park.

So far more than £14m has been invested by the Walker Group into the development of Lomondgate, which includes significant local road improvements, including the construction of the new Lomondgate roundabout leading into the business park and the other main elements of the project.

source: Lomondgate

  • Aerial view of Lomondgate