New Aberdeen business park 'to create up to 2,000 jobs'

image captionThe plan is for a 54-acre business development at Dyce in Aberdeen

Up to 2,000 jobs could be created at a new business park next to Aberdeen Airport, it has been claimed.

Plans for the £100m 54-acre construction at Dyce - called ABZ - have been unveiled, led by Ribnort.

The aim is to have the business park's units ready for occupation from summer next year.

George Stevenson, founding director of Ribnort, said: "Attracting new and retaining existing business in the north east is vital to the economy."

He added: "The site, which comprises the land between Dyce Drive, Aberdeen Airport and Wellheads Drive, is in an absolutely ideal position in terms of its location adjacent to the A96 and the future Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

"Securing a four-star hotel at ABZ will further boost the region's reputation as a tourism destination."

image captionGeorge Stevenson of Ribnort said it was an important venture

Airport managing director Derek Provan said: "I am delighted that after a number of years in the planning, Ribnort and Aberdeen Airport have been able to deliver a robust development plan for this site."

The land is earmarked for business park development in Aberdeen City Council's local development plan, and detailed planning permission is being dealt with.

Enterprise, planning and infrastructure convener Kate Dean said: "The city council is committed to providing much-needed high-quality development land to allow our industries to grow in order to help our local economy and to keep Aberdeen at the forefront of the Scottish and UK economies.

"This major scheme is an excellent example of the city council, the developer and Transport Scotland working together to secure major development in a strategic location close to Aberdeen Airport and the line of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route."

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