Annickbank Innovation Campus, i3
Annickbank is a prestigious 2.4 ha development site, one mile east of Irvine town centre and close to the A78 in Ayrshire, Scotland.
The site has been identified as part of i3, Irvine's Enterprise Area and offers major benefits for relocating businesses, creating much needed modern commercial property in North Ayrshire. Two units were build as phase 1 of the development and completed in June 2014. Further units are planned, with a start date likely during 2016.
Enterprise Area status means that significant incentives are available to businesses that choose to relocate here, including incentives for businesses in the life sciences sector. Business rates relief for Life Science companies are available on this site. The business park has impeccable credentials. Annickbank is being built to the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ level, ensuring maximum energy efficiency for the occupiers.
There has been increasing demand for good quality office space in the Enterprise Area which is currently unable to be met as existing stock is being let.
Annickbank Phase 1
Planning permission was secured and work on the infrastructure started in December 2009. Funding was secured from the Scottish Government for phase 1 of the development in January 2013. Construction on the development works began in November 2013 and was completed by June 2014.
1,000 sq m of high quality office space has been created during the first phase of development. Both pavilions have now been sold, one to Kelvin TOP-SET and the other to Access Plus who were previously based at the APL Centre, Ardeer.
Annickbank Phase 2
Annickbank phase 2 is the development of a further two pavilions, building on the success of phase 1. The additional buildings are based on the same design as phase 1, and offer space between 500 sq m and 1500 sq m. Construction is now underway and is expected to be completed in summer 2017.
Annickbank phase 2 will be flexible enough to meet the needs of a number of potential businesses ranging from contact centres, IT companies and life science businesses looking for space in the Enterprise Area.
In addition, there is still 1.2 ha land available for development.
An outstanding business relocation opportunity, buildings can be finished to tenants' or purchasers' specifications.
The Annickbank land was sold to North Ayrshire COuncil who will be taking the project forward.
Environmentally, the business park has impeccable credentials. Annickbank is being built to the BREEAM ‘Excellent’ level, ensuring maximum energy efficiency for the occupiers. Every building on the park will also have an ‘A’ rated energy performance certificate. These green accreditations will make Annickbank one of Scotland's greenest business parks.