The new Queensferry Crossing should be seen as a great opportunity to create a prime transport and business hub in east central Scotland, it has been suggested.
Property consultants Hardies said it believes that the forthcoming investment announced late last year by DFDS Seaways and Forth Ports in the Rosyth Zeebrugge ferry route would bring new opportunities for Rosyth, Dunfermline and Dalgety Bay in particular.
“Fife is strategically placed to benefit from these new transport connections,” said Paul Carr, an associate at Hardies’ Dunfermline office.
“It looks like the new bridge will be completed sooner than scheduled, which is fantastic news.”
“It’s already having a positive effect on activity in the industrial sector with a 7,000 square foot warehouse property being let at Pitreavie Industrial Estate to a national telecommunications company.
“The new bridge was cited as the key factor in the choice of location.”
Mr Carr also highlighted the importance of a strategic development site to the north of the established Mitchelston Industrial Estate in Kirkcaldy.
“It’s 79 acres, zoned for employment and industrial use and adjacent to the A92 trunk road – a very strong location,” he added.
“It has the potential to accommodate large strategic relocations as well as cope with the expansion of the existing industrial estate.
“We are feeling positive about the next few months, and wait to see who takes this site.”