A KEY part of the Energy Transition Zone (ETZ) in Aberdeen can progress after it secured planning permission.
Aberdeen City Council has now approved the £6.5million energy incubator and scale-up hub (EISH), which will form the entrepreneurial backbone of ETZ.
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EISH will comprise two single-storey warehouse buildings, as well as a two-storey office and workshop unit.
Located on a vacant brownfield site to the south of the Granite City, the local authority found the development to be “generally acceptable and in compliance with policy”.
Planning officials also believe it will “make a positive contribution to existing visual amenity”, while having no detrimental impact on local residents.
Plans for EISH were unveiled by not-for-profit company ETZ Ltd earlier this year.
Cash for the development is coming from BP, Scottish Enterprise and Holyrood’s Energy Transition Fund.
The new facility will be the focal point of the innovation campus, one of five specialist sites being developed across the ETZ.
Once complete, the cluster will become the largest dedicated energy-transition complex in Scotland, boosting the North-east’s bid to be Europe’s low carbon capital.
Located on Hareness Road, in Altens Industrial Estate, EISH will comprise 32,000sq ft of “flexible industrial and collaboration space”.
Now planning permissions has been secured, work on the facility can begin in earnest and an opening is planned for next year.
More info on ETXZ can be found here: https://etzltd.com