£1.9m warehouse redevelopment leads to jobs boost at Hillington Park

L-R: Grant Edmondson (commercial director, Hillington Park); Mike Crees (MD of T.Quality); and Matt White (director, EPC Associates)

TWENTY jobs have been created following the development of a new £1.9 million logistics unit at Hillington Park, Scotland’s largest industrial estate.

Fish and chip shop supplier and fast food wholesaler, T.Quality, is expanding its Scottish business following its acquisition of Glasgow-based food service operator Morrison’s Foodservices.

T.Quality, which previously traded from a 10,000 sq ft unit on Hillington Park, will relocate into the newly redeveloped 22,540 sq ft  logistics facility at 1 Carnegie Road after works complete at the end of May. The new site will see the creation of 20 new jobs, with further expansion planned in the coming months and years.

The £1.9m Carnegie Road redevelopment will see a dilapidated 1950s site turned into an energy efficient, modern logistics unit with new internal offices and a redesigned and enlarged service yard.

The redevelopment has been tipped to reduce energy consumption by 79% compared to the building’s previous condition through enhanced insulation, LED lighting, air-source heat pumps and the removal of gas appliances.

Works are being undertaken by Insite Contracts with EPC Associates acting as project manager for Frasers Property.

Grant Edmondson, commercial director at Hillington Park, said, “It was a bold move by Frasers Property to commit nearly £2m to speculatively redevelop this 1950s building but we were confident that a high-quality scheme would let quickly. There remains a gap in the Glasgow industrial and logistics property market for modern, energy efficient warehousing of this size which is reflected in the speed that T.Quality acted when we made this new property available.”