Junction 11 comprises three development sites which are prominently located adjacent to the M74 in South Lanarkshire, approximately 30 miles south of Glasgow. Poniel, Broken Cross and Happendon provide in excess of 300 acres, with opportunities for commercial land sales, open storage and bespoke design and build options available.
In recent years, the surrounding area has seen many Wind Energy projects being developed and such a use could be possible at Poniel. In 2007, a large part of the site was sold to Dewars (Bacardi), who have utilised the land with a maturation and blending facility. Hargreaves Land has its regional offices within Poniel and Wren Kitchens occupy land at Broken Cross.
Part of Poniel comprises a former open cast mine (now occupied by Dewars), restored in 2010. The landholding extends to over 200 acres and has planning in principle for a variety of uses, including Classes 4,5,6 and energy related opportunities. Poniel is served by a dedicated spine road which connects directly to Junction 11 of the M74.
Broken Cross extends to over 50 acres and comprises a mixture of existing industrial warehouses, workshops, offices and open storage sites. The existing accommodation is available on short or long term licence or leases and the current occupiers include Wren Kitchens and Blackwell Plant.
At Happendon, a recent felling exercise has provided for 60 acres which is now cleared opposite Happendon Service Station on the B7078. This site could prove suitable for Class 4,5 and 6 as well as uses complementary to the existing services, subject to planning.