MEMBER NEWS: Property and land development opportunities released by “ambitious” Fraserburgh Harbour

March 12, 2024
MEMBER NEWS: Property and land development opportunities released by “ambitious” Fraserburgh Harbour

Currently in the throes of developing a major infrastructure masterplan, Fraserburgh Harbour is promoting two distinct commercial property opportunities for lease.

The tenancy of an existing 710m2 industrial facility and a quayside development space of 2863m2 are both based within the busy fishing port which also serves the offshore renewable, vessel repair & maintenance and commercial sectors.

The Harbour provides all essential services, including transport, fuel, sonar, engineering and navigation via an extensive, on-site local supply chain and is also the home of the Moray East Offshore Windfarm Operations & Maintenance Base.

Pamela Neri, Harbour Development Manager comments: “Our knowledge and experience within the Harbour, coupled with our local supply chain and 24/7 operations makes us a valuable partner and location for any maritime industry seeking a home on the north-east coast of Aberdeenshire.

“These are exciting times for Fraserburgh Harbour and the potential that comes with our location is huge, given that we are poised to undertake our most ambitious development project yet. The masterplan project will deliver two new breakwaters, a new -10m chart datum deepwater basin, over 5 hectares of multi-purpose quayside space, and an additional dry dock for vessels up to 100 m in length, as well as improving access to the existing Balaclava and Faithlie Harbour basins.”

Balaclava Land Development

Located at the Inner Balaclava Quay in Fraserburgh Harbour, this development site is adjacent to Shore Street and accessible via Bath Street.

Extending to 2863m2, it offers the opportunity for industrial seafood processing subject to the necessary clearing, development, and consents. Also suitable for development by offshore wind energy operators, this site is close to the Harbour dry dock and benefits from permitted development rights and is available for long term lease only.

As a trust port, Fraserburgh is particularly interested in proposals which can outline the revenue benefits to the Harbour, as well as the long-term economic impact the proposal will deliver for the community and wider local economy.

Harbour Road Industrial Property

Situated within Harbour grounds nearby its busy ship lift facility, this 710m2 industrial building currently offers workshop and office close to several processing and engineering companies.

For lease at £30,000 per annum and with immediate access available, the property can also be viewed as a development opportunity.

Viewing arrangements and notes of interest for either the Balaclava Quayside land development opportunity or Harbour Road property can be made via [email protected]

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