Set on 100 acres of land, the marine yard boasts one of Europe’s largest dry docks, as well as a quay facility, that is suitable for barges 64 metres in length with a draught of 4.5 metres.
The site has positive policy status and support. This includes at a regional level, the North Ayrshire Growth Deal, funded by both Scottish and UK governments and investment support from Scottish Enterprise, who are partnering in the PARC development to support advances in renewable energy.
The North Ayrshire Local Development Plan 2 is expected to act as a major economic stimulus, which the site is ideally positioned to support. Hunterston Parc is central to this ambitious growth agenda.
Hunterston PARC has aligned with expert partners in academia and ecology including the University of Strathclyde, University of Stirling, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC) and other agencies to become a focal point for research, as well as commercial partnerships to boost Scotland’s sustainable economic future.
The University of Strathclyde has played an instrumental role in leading the research and development for the floating offshore wind sector and circular economy.
Hunterston PARC looks forward to collaborating with its key partners, to create world-leading research and development in technologies such as energy, decommissioning, infrastructure and the environment.
Peel Ports Group can provide a skilled team to assist with any planning issues and support from concept through to development.
The site has existing planning permission for construction and decommissioning of marine structures. It is capable of taking heavy loads via an existing jetty. With further complementary permissions for the future enhanced development of the Marine Yard.
The following planning permissions are relevant to the site: