Work to start on new industrial units in Hawick

Hawick

Published: Friday, 24th November 2017

Work will start next week on the development of new industrial units on Hawick’s Galalaw Business Park, being delivered through the Hawick Action Plan thanks to funding from the Scottish Government.

Our project will see four industrial units created, providing business development and expansion opportunities. Local contractor Rodger Builders of Earlston has been appointed to carry out the works.

Business infrastructure improvements

The development of the industrial units is part of a £3.6million funding package from the Scottish Government for Hawick, which will also see a business incubator centre created in part of the former Armstrong’s building in the town centre and upgraded business facilities in the town’s Tower Mill. We will also carry out feasibility studies on other premises in Hawick to inform future opportunities.

Designed by our in-house architects section, the single industrial building at Galalaw will be divided into four units but is flexible, enabling businesses to expand into the adjacent units if required.

Councillor Mark Rowley, Executive Member for Business and Economic Development

“Thanks to the Scottish Government’s support for the Hawick Action Plan, which was created by a partnership including local businesspeople, the Council, Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Government, we are able to develop new and upgraded business infrastructure in the town.

“This will provide the opportunity for existing businesses to expand and create new jobs, encourage new businesses into Hawick and generally act as a catalyst for further inward investment and property redevelopment in Hawick, boosting the local economy.”

The Scottish Government support for Hawick is part of a £10m local economic development capital grant fund, which is also supporting businesses in North Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire and Fife, and which was announced last year.