The first is ‘The Hub’ which, as its name suggests, will be at the geographical centre of the estate off Earl Haig Road, opposite the Retail Centre. The new building will become the new, more accessible, local offices for MEPC, which is the majority landowner at Hillington.
Hillington’s closed-circuit television control centre will also be relocated to The Hub, which will become the estate’s showcase headquarters for visitors. Extending to 9,000 sq ft over two storeys, it is being built by the Campbell Construction Group and will be completed by August.
An even more important development has also started to come out of the ground at Ainslie Road, where the ‘Innovation 2’ building will complement the original highly-successful and award-winning incubator.
Innovation 2 will offer 27,000 sq ft of flexible office accommodation over three storeys, aimed in particular at fledgling software development companies - many of which will have started out in the Innovation Centre itself.
The £5 million building will extend the Innovation Centre campus by providing a ‘honeypot’ intellectual environment and modern, high-tech surroundings well serviced by leading-edge telecoms infrastructure.
Muir Construction has been appointed as the building contractors for Innovation 2, and they expect to complete their work, ready for occupation, by November.
"We are delighted to be getting on with these two first-class projects," said Grant Edmondson, Managing Director of MEPC Hillington Park. "They demonstrate our response to the clear needs of the business community, and our commitment to innovation and quality."
Ken McInnes of Ryden (0141 204 3838) and Andy Cunningham of Lambert Smith Hampton (0141 226 6777) are the office letting agents on behalf of MEPC Hillington Park.
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