Energy efficient business park launched

James Welsh, Provost Jill Webster and Andrew Booth at the site
James Welsh, Provost Jill Webster and Andrew Booth at the site

A new energy efficient business park delivering more than 800,000 square feet of commercial development land in the North-east of Scotland was officially unveiled on Thursday, September 25.

Enerfield Business Park, which is located between Aberdeen and Ellon, has been formally launched as part of the Energetica programme, to provide high quality business units and storage yards for the energy and business sector in the region.

Work on the first speculative site, which has been purpose-built to meet the vision of Energetica, is currently underway and will feature low carbon dependency and sustainable principles, with direct access to the planned Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) and will benefit from the future upgrading of the A90.

Enerfield Business Park is situated half a mile to the north of Foveran, on the west side of the A90, with the first site, a 1200 sq m warehouse, 300 sq m office and 5000 sq m yard space which is on schedule to be completed by December this year.

Enerfield site developer, Andrew Booth, said: “With a short supply of commercial development land in Aberdeen, Enerfield Business Park will help to energise the business environment in the North-east and attract global firms to the area.

“The business park is in an ideal position, with strong transport links and has been designed to meet the Energetica objectives with sustainable principles and careful consideration to the surrounding area and green infrastructure.

“The business park also offers a great work life balance with a stunning natural environment and local amenities, including schools and housing developments, and only a short drive to the city centre.”

Aberdeenshire Provost, Jill Webster, said: “The Enerfield Business Park is a fantastic opportunity for Aberdeenshire and it is great to see the project moving forward so quickly.

“Aberdeenshire has a lot to offer for businesses looking to locate to the north-east of Scotland and these high-quality units provide the perfect opportunity for businesses of all types and sizes to make the most of the area’s fantastic assets.”

Energetica Development Manager, James Welsh, said: “This is a significant moment for the Enerfield development, a major new venture in the Energetica corridor.

“This new business development, right in the heart of the Energetica corridor, will support one of the key priorities of our project, to attract high-quality businesses into this area, encouraging greater investment and boosting jobs.”

The Energetica programme, a 30-mile corridor focused on the energy industry, stretches between Aberdeen and Peterhead, and west to Aberdeen International Airport, is a joint initiative between Scottish Enterprise, Aberdeen City and Shire councils, aiming to attract global energy companies and highly skilled people to the region, helping to boost the economy of Aberdeen city and shire.

Enerfield Business Park will contribute to Aberdeen City and Shire Economic Future’s (ACSEF’s) vision of Energetica, creating employment opportunities and economic benefits for the wider areas, as well as a sustainable area to live, work, visit and invest.