The Grange, Stevenston

The site of the former Grange bingo hall in Stevenston has been redeveloped as a business centre.

The site of the former Grange bingo hall in Stevenston has been redeveloped as a business centre.

The existing structure has been demolished and work is now complete on the new business centre which provides flexible business, retail and workshop space in small unit sizes. The accommodation totals around 1,000 sq m.

The ground floor of the property was completed 6 weeks ahead of schedule to accommodate new tenants, Scotmid, who are now open on the ground floor. Sterling Efforts Administrative Services Ltd, who offer a holistic financial support service, have become the first tenants of the office space in the business centre. Office accommodation is still available on the first floor.

The centre was officially opened by Cabinet Secretary Alex Neil MSP on 6 March 2012.

This development is a response to the need for good quality business accommodation to stimulate the local economy, encourage new businesses to start and to attract business relocation into the area.

Demolition work was completed in December 2009. The business centre was designed by Cooper Cromar, with a planning application submitted in March 2010. The main contractor for the project, Maxi Construction Ltd, was appointed in early October 2010 and the build started in late November 2010. The main build work was completed ahead of schedule in November 2011, with the fit-out of the ground floor taking place immediately. The office accommodation on the first floor was completed in January 2012.

Maxi Construction were awarded a Certificate of Compliance by the Considerate Constructors Scheme for the standard achieved in areas such as environment, safety, appearance and neighbourliness, during the project.