East Kilbride commercial park plans receive planning consent

KNIGHT Property Group has revealed it has been given the green light by South Lanarkshire Council for further development at Langlands Commercial Park in East Kilbride.

Knight will transform a 2-acre self-contained site close to the existing Phase One development to create a 23,980 sq ft industrial warehouse facility, which has been tipped to cater for a variety of businesses and create dozens of jobs.

The property will be developed on a speculative basis and will provide 1,980 sq ft of office space, 10m eaves height, air conditioning to the offices and two electrically operated roller shutter doors. With a target EPC rating of ‘A’, it will be a steel portal frame construction and feature ‘high performance’ cladding, Knight confirmed.

There will be 20 car parking spaces including access and facilities for disabled people plus electric car charging points. There will also be a concrete yard extending to 35,585 sq ft.

Construction is scheduled to start this summer and is likely to take around six months to complete.

Howard Crawshaw, MD of Knight Property Group, said, “We are committed to further investment at Langlands and our proposals have been carefully considered and set against the backdrop of increased interest and positivity in the Scottish industrial, distribution and logistics market over the past year, particularly in the central belt. The success of our recently completed Phase One development, with recent lettings has provided confidence for us to develop further on a speculative basis. Upon completion, the development has the potential to provide local job opportunities.”

Alan Gilkison, partner at letting agent Ryden, added, “There is currently a lack of quality new stock in the central belt at the present time and Langlands offers a fantastic strategic location, with excellent connectivity and communication links.  Knight is renowned for developing high quality industrial space and we anticipate strong demand for this new warehouse from a range of occupiers.”

The project architect is Space Solutions.