The development of one of the largest brownfield site in the UK has taken a significant step forward as owner Hargreaves Land brings new plots to the market.
Located near Kinglassie in Fife, Scotland, the 1,049-acre Westfield site has been earmarked for industrial, employment and energy-related uses, and has been vacant since the sites’ former surface mine ceased production in 1998.
Owners Hargreaves have now appointed Ryden and JLL as marketing agents for the scheme, after spending several years developing a masterplan for the site’s restoration.
Phil Rayson, senior planning and development manager at Hargreaves Land, said: “We believe that with the proper investment, the site location, scale and unique features can be exploited to create a visionary and innovative regeneration and development project. We are delighted to have the support of Invest in Fife, JLL and Ryden, we have also engaged with the local community and key stakeholders to ensure our proposals take an integrated approach to regenerating this historically impacted site.
“We are committed to improving the biodiversity of the site, increasing public accessibility and incorporating a range of renewable energy systems, including energy recovery from residual waste. This energy can then support other development proposals and a range of new business opportunities.”
Hargreaves has already secured planning permission for the brownfield site which already has two plots already under offer. Plots for Westfield are available in a range of sizes, ranging from 2-acres to over 25-acres.
Highlighting the potential to investors, property developers and businesses alike, Neil McAllister, partner at Ryden, said: “Westfield is located in mid-Fife with easy access from the M90 and the A92. Given the scale of the site, it has the potential to once again become a major business and employment hub for Scotland. It’s great to see this redundant site being brought back to life, and we expect to see interest from a variety of users for the freehold and leasehold opportunities available.”