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Issued: 30 July 2004

Council's £¼ Million Boost for Arbroath

Angus Council has started work on a £¼ million redevelopment of two industrial units in Dens Road, Arbroath.

The units, which are to be fully modernised to provide new space for small businesses and community enterprises, will extend to a total of 710 sq m (7,600 sq ft), and will be available for lease in early 2005.

Phase 1 of the project, the re-roofing of the units, got underway at the start of July, with Phase 2, the creation of new office and canteen areas fully compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act, due to begin in the autumn.

Infrastructure Services convener David Selfridge said the project represented a major investment by the council in Arbroath's economic infrastructure: "We are aiming to provide high quality, cost-effective workspace for community enterprises and micro-businesses, and fill an identified gap in the local property market. The new facilities will enhance the environment of the Dens Road area, and complement the full refurbishment of the nearby Arbroath Business Centre, carried out by the council four years ago."

The painting and finishing works of the refurbishment will be carried out by the council's training services unit, providing training and work experience for long-term unemployed local people and those entering the labour market for the first time.

The project is being carried out with assistance from the European Regional Development Fund.

Businesses or organisations interested in the units should contact Derek Bean, Development Officer, on 01307 473766.