BOSSES at Riverside Inverclyde have split two of the blocks at their Port business park in a bid to find tenants for them.

The urban regeneration company has shelled out a further £650,000 at Kelburn to subdivide buildings, and say they expect to secure new occupiers soon.

The park was built in 2015 and it offers office and light industrial accommodation across four blocks.

It suffered a recent blow when flagship tenants Union Projects went bust with the loss of around a dozen skilled jobs.

Block B has enjoyed a 100 per cent occupancy rate since the works were concluded, but other units, including Blocks C and D, have proved more difficult to fill.

A building firm from Helensburgh has been working to complete further fit out works, including subdivision, with the addition of first floor mezzanine storage within one of the buildings.

The project, being carried out by contractors Stewart and Shields, is due to finish later this month and bosses at RI say they have already seen an increase in enquiries for the units.

Fiona Maguire, chief executive of RI, said: “Our investment into providing high quality business premises continues to be our main strategy to drive economic growth for Inverclyde.

“This further significant investment into Kelburn Business Park has been developed with the specific aim to support further job creation.”

Riverside Inverclyde’s head of business investment, Andrew Bowman, added: “With the second stage of the fit out works nearing completion, Kelburn Business Park offers an attractive option for businesses looking to expand and subsequently we have seen a rise in interest in the site.

“With competitive prices and incentives available for businesses, superb road and train connectivity and the close proximity to Glasgow Airport, Kelburn Business Park offers some of the most attractive units on the market.”

Management at RI are meanwhile hopeful of finding tenants for Block A, the biggest unit at Kelburn at 15,564 square feet.

They say they have ‘witnessed an increased interest’ in it over the last three months.