Demolition sets wheels in motion for new development
Work has begun to demolish a defunct 45,000 sq ft building on the busy Hillington Road close to M8 J26, previously occupied by home furnishing retailer Bensons Beds and Harveys Furniture, to make way for a new development in 2023. 

The demolition will see the site cleared by the end of September with the crushed arisings recycled and reused for groundwork elsewhere at Hillington Park therefore reducing the requirement to bring additional materials on site.

The 1.5 HA (3.7 acre) site is located next to the two popular drive thru outlets operated by Starbucks and Bayne’s The Family Bakers and has Planning Permission in Principle for automotive sales, repair and servicing. 

Greg MacDonald, Project Manager at Hillington Park who has recently joined Frasers Property after 14 years at Hillington-based contractor S&D Developments said, “We explored a number of refurbishment options but the original 1950’s factory building’s design and structure meant that it was just not viable, so demolition was the only solution.  Maintaining a sustainable approach is still important though so we are working with the contractor to ensure the waste from the demolition is recycled wherever possible.  

“It is a great site with extensive frontage to Hillington Road and strong prominence to the M8. We already have some of the biggest car brands at Hillington Park and are excited to see Arnold Clark’s development of a new BMW and Mini dealership is progressing well. Unsurprisingly, our commercial colleagues at Frasers Property have been working with a number of enquiries from the automotive sector and we expect it won’t be long before we have identified the right opportunity to deliver a bespoke build development next year.”

More than 500 businesses and organisations are based at Hillington Park and operate in a wide range of sectors including transport & last mile logistics, automotive, construction services, manufacturing, engineering, retail, technology, and the public sector.

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