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Greenock scheme backed

Clydeside base for first food & drink incubator

Scotland’s first incubator for food and drinks businesses is to go ahead after its backer secured planning permission.

Baker Street Food & Drink Enterprises will be built on land recently cleared at the corner of Greenock’s Baker Street and Drumfrochar Road, and is part of a wider £3.5 million regeneration of the area.

Six manufacturing units will be built ranging from 45 to 95 sqm and will be aimed at small and medium sized food and drink businesses.

Riverside Inverclyde Property Holdings, the economic redevelopment body, will also provide a business growth programme to support the businesses, as well as potential match-funding support for machinery and equipment.

Fiona Maguire, chief executive of Riverside Inverclyde said: “We have already seen interest in the incubator from businesses and expect to see further demand as the project develops.” 

The development is due to begin this summer with a completion date of early 2019. The Baker Street incubator is being support by £900,000 from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund. 

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