A MAJOR development project at Westway near Glasgow Airport has been given the green light by Renfrewshire Council.

Canmoor has been granted planning consent to develop a 300,000-square-foot brand-new speculative space at the industrial park.

In total, £25million will be invested into the project, creating two high-quality industrial/warehouse units of 86,630-square-foot and 202,230-square-foot that will be known as Westway 90 and Westway 200.

The development will provide quick and direct access from Westway to the M8 as well as to Glasgow Airport and across the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland.

It will also be adjacent to the recently opened Filshill distribution centre.

Work is expected to commence in July, with the units being available in late 2024.

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Gregor King, Canmoor’s Assest Manager at Westway said: “We are committed to continually improving the standard of accommodation at Westway, through ongoing investment and firmly believe the development of this 'best in class' high-quality sustainable industrial/logistics space will be very well-received in the Scottish market.

“The exceptional connectivity, including convenient access to Glasgow Airport and the M8, further adds to its appeal.

“Westway stands out as one of Scotland’s most well-connected industrial and logistics parks.

“With this outlook, exciting times lie ahead as Canmoor continues its ongoing investments.”

Gavin Newlands, MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, added: “Having the capacity to provide additional quality industrial and logistics space is incredibly positive news for Renfrewshire and the wider west of Scotland region.

“This development will attract more businesses to establish their presence here, fostering job creation in the process.”

Meanwhile, Iain Davidson, director of Colliers said: “Westway stands as a premier industrial and logistics destination in Scotland, consistently drawing substantial interest from local and regional businesses seeking occupancy.

“The Scottish market eagerly awaits such developments, and with its prime location and exceptional connectivity, we expect strong demand for this highly sought-after speculative project."

Westway is Scotland’s largest fully enclosed industrial park set next to Glasgow Airport.