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Peak Scientific Announce Research and Development Expansion into Inverclyde

Above: Andrew Bowman (ri), Raul Fernandez (Peak), Alastair McDermott (Peak), Charlie Street (Peak), Fiona Maguire (ri), Kevin Campbell (Peak), David McKendry (Peak) and David Martin (ri).

Riverside Inverclyde (ri), the organisation charged with delivering the economic redevelopment of Inverclyde in the West of Scotland, has concluded an agreement with international life science engineering firm, Peak Scientific on a five year lease of 2,121 sq ft of space from 19th January 2018 at Kelburn Business Park in Port Glasgow.

Peak Scientific is a leading innovator in the design, manufacture and support of high performance gas generators for analytical laboratories. Established in the UK in 1997, Peak Scientific boasts a significant local presence on every continent – including major operations in North America, China and India.

Peak Scientific will be utilising the space for a dedicated R&D operation for their world-renowned gas generators within the life sciences and biomedical market.  With the engineering giants headquarters based in Inchinnan in Renfrewshire, the decision for Peak to opt for an Inverclyde location for an R&D hub has been hailed by ri’s CEO, Fiona Maguire

“To secure such a high-calibre international tenant like Peak Scientific is fantastic news for both Ri and Inverclyde” said Ms Maguire. “Our development at Kelburn Business Park is paying dividends and attracting a varied range of industries. With a rich engineering heritage in Inverclyde, Peak Scientific is a fantastic fit and a very welcome addition to the area. We’d like to wish Peak every success at Kelburn.” 

Charlie Street, Facilities Manager at Peak Scientific said: “The need for a stand-alone R&D hub is one that Peak Scientific has been considering for some time.  When we viewed Kelburn Business Park, we knew instantly that it was a great facility for our requirements compared to other available locations.  We are delighted to become part of the Inverclyde business community and would like to thank Riverside Inverclyde for their support in meeting our timescales.”

Linda Scott, President of Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce said: “We are very pleased and excited to see Peak Scientific has chosen Inverclyde to expand their R&D base and it is with pleasure that we welcome them to Inverclyde.  Kelburn is an excellent location and it is encouraging to see Riverside Inverclyde's progress in attracting such high calibre skills and jobs.  We look forward to supporting Peak Scientific as they join our community and wish them every success.”

Andrew Bowman, Head of Business Investment at Riverside Inverclyde  said: “Scotland’s Life Sciences sector is growing rapidly, with an existing turnover of £4bn and aims to double this by 2025. We feel that Inverclyde is uniquely placed to provide the facilities, infrastructure, transport links and skills required to help deliver this target. With both the Glasgow and Irvine life science districts in close proximity, it is a sector we will be looking to deliver further growth for in Inverclyde.”


Pictures courtesy of One Big Picture Photography.

Completed in 2015, the eye-catching £4m Kelburn Business Park offers light industrial and office accommodation ranging from 2,120 square feet to 15,564 square feet across four blocks.  Block B of the park was sub-divided and fitted out in 2016 with Blocks C and D currently undergoing similar investment, with a number of exciting companies lining up to take occupancy.

Riverside Inverclyde has also witnessed an increased interest in Block A over the last 3 months.  The largest available unit at 15,564 square feet within Kelburn Business Park, it offers potential tenants the opportunity to custom design the space to suit their business needs.                                                                                               

Companies wishing to arrange a viewing of the most suitable premises for their business in Inverclyde should contact Andrew Bowman, Head of Business Investment and Operations, Riverside Inverclyde, T: 01475 755080, M: 07714 787023, E: andrewb@riversideinverclyde.com

Published: 29th January 2018