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Update 1st April 2018 – Exciting News!
After 10 years ‘behind the scenes’ work by the Mull and Iona Community Trust, the phase 1 construction of the Tobermory Light Industrial Park started on 19th March.
The lack of storage and small business premises was first brought to the attention of the trust by a local businessman, who himself had outgrown operating his business from home. This initial development will provide a total of 500m2 of storage compounds, 274m2 of self storage, 8 x 30m2 of lock ups, 2 x 60m2 business starter units and 940m2 of development site(s) available for short and long term lease.
Project Officer, Mairi Greig said, ‘it’s great to finally bring this project to fruition, providing a range of storage options for recreational and business use, in addition to small business premises, enabling business start up and expansion. Thank you to all those that have completed surveys, attended public meetings and the voluntary members of the project steering group that have championed this project’.
The construction work will be carried out by local company TSL Contractors Ltd and is expected to be completed by March 2019. Andrew Knight, Managing Director, recognises the importance of the project, ‘I think this is a great project which will provide modern facilities for businesses based in the North of Mull’.
The project is supported by Scottish Government and COSLA’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Argyll and Bute Council and Shanks Argyll and Bute through the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund. Jennifer Nicoll, Argyll and the Islands Area Manager, Highlands and Islands Enterprise said, ‘We are delighted to have worked with Mull and Iona Community Trust to help them develop this exciting project which will create opportunities for businesses to start-up and grow. The Tobermory Light Industrial Park will be a valuable community asset for Tobermory and Mull and we look forward to seeing the impacts it creates.’
Further information about the project and details of what is available for new or existing businesses can be found by contacting Mairi Greig, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 01680 812918.