New Business Centre to Provide Jobs Boost
LIBERTY Business Centres, an independent serviced office specialist, has bought a new business centre with capacity for more than 50 offices in a move that will create jobs in Scotland.
The Fife-based company's purchase of a former Workzone office block in Rosyth from interim owner Scarborough Muir, which is spearheading the major waterfront redevelopment project at the port, will complement Liberty's existing serviced business centre in Dalgety Bay that holds 34 offices.
Renamed as Rosyth Business Centre, only about a quarter of the new acquisition is currently occupied, with Liberty now embarking on a major marketing drive to attract new businesses. Six new clients have already been secured.
At one stage the site was under threat of closure, but Liberty said the deal will safeguard the future of current clients and provide a platform for attracting businesses into Rosyth.
Jerry Alexander, managing director of Liberty, said: 'We are currently undertaking a significant renovation of the Rosyth Business Centre to create a wide range of cost-effective serviced office accommodation, as well as space for light industrial use and storage.'
'We are confident that we will quickly be able to attract new businesses into the centre, which in turn will create new jobs for West Fife,' said Alexander.
He attributes the near-full occupancy of Liberty's other business centre in Dalgety Bay to a strong marketing focus on new-start and other small businesses, typically with just two or three employees. He said these businesses frequently grow into larger enterprises.
The same strategy will apply to Rosyth, although the new business centre offers a diverse range of accommodation, including offices for much larger businesses that can comfortably hold 20 personnel or more.