Kirkcaldy refurbishment project paves way for new business tenants

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MAJOR internal refurbishment works are underway at Iona House in Kirkcaldy, thanks to a £300,000 investment from Fife Council’s property, investment and development team.

The 28,000 sq ft building, situated in the John Smith Business Park (JSBP), will undergo redecoration and electrical repairs, have new windows installed, and an upgrade of its toilet facilities to prepare for the arrival of new tenants from late November.

JSBP is already home to a mix of businesses including Marston’s, Commscope Technologies, Vericall, Flexispace, and most recently Copart, which moved into Iona House last month.

Fife Council has appointed DM Hall and Knight Frank to jointly promote its vacant business space at Iona House.

Paul Carr of DM Hall said, “This is a modern, well-run building with superb facilities, perfectly situated in JSBP, the premier office location in and around Kirkcaldy.

“It is extremely pleasing to have attracted a multinational business of Copart’s standing to Iona House. The letting is proof that Fife’s reputation as an office location continues to improve in the eyes of occupiers who may previously have limited their searches to Edinburgh and the Lothians.”

Paul Carr revealed that he and joint agent, Simon Capaldi of Knight Frank, had already received interest in some of the remaining accommodation.

“Iona House rates are very competitive, with a ground floor show suite available for viewing now by interested parties,” he explained. “As the refurbishment nears completion, we are keen to attract existing Fife businesses who may need more space, along with those who may wish to relocate to Fife, which strives to be the best place in which to do business.”

Pamela Stevenson, service manager for Fife Council economic development, added, “Iona House is a flagship property for Fife Council, comparing favourably with any other building in the area in terms of quality, management and specification. We look forward to welcoming more new tenants in the coming months.”