Deals in brief

Plans for former mine sites; harbour awards contracts

How the Eco-Wellness Therapy Park might look

Fife site sold for tourism plan

Hargreaves Land has sold a restored woodland on a former open cast mine to be turned into a leisure and tourism destination.

The 930-acre site, located near Dunfermline, will be developed by new owner National Pride to become an Eco-Therapy Wellness Park.

Gordon Mole, head of business & employability at Fife Council, said: “We look forward to receiving a planning application, and to working closely with National Pride and its partners, to create an area which complements the local environment and landscape, whilst creating a leisure destination in the heart of Fife.”

Glenmuckloch energy park

A 210MW pumped storage hydro system with an adjacent windfarm on the Queensberry Estate in Dumfriesshire is to be brought to market by Buccleuch.

The energy park, which will cost £250m to complete, will be built on the former opencast coal mining site at Glenmuckloch.

Buccleuch is to market the scheme with the assistance of Edinburgh-based investment bank Noble & Co.

Aberdeen Harbour contracts

Two contracts worth £60 million have been awarded for the Aberdeen Harbour expansion project as it nears completion later this year.

Van Oord will act as the principal contractor for the 550-metre South Breakwater while Scottish-based construction firm Beattie FRC will build the concrete Crown Wall along the length of the North Breakwater.

Both structures will provide critical protection for vessels and operations, ultimately protecting vessels berthed in the harbour from the elements and a “one in 300-year” storm.

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