In May 2019, Fusion Marine, recently re-branded as Gael Force Fusion and part of Gael Force Group, was successful in its bid to acquire the former premises of the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary at Barcaldine. Land and estate agents Galbraith, who managed the sale on behalf of the seller, said, “this was an extremely sought after site resulting in us setting a closing date, and we are delighted with the outcome for our client and that a local business has benefitted. Clearly there is a need for premises like these in this area”.
The acquisition of the site will allow Gael Force Fusion to move production and manufacturing away from the shores of Loch Creran and into a purpose-built facility, breathing new life into a derelict site. It will also allow for a large programme of work to continue and our plans to invest in innovative fish farm pen systems, research and development, technical design and manufacturing - further delivering value to the market in support of our long-standing key customers in Scotland and overseas.
By committing to an investment at the former visitor attraction site, Gael Force Fusion is supporting its current workforce of 32 highly skilled people in the Oban area and subject to necessary consents will be seeking to create a further 12 jobs.
A pre-application consultation is taking place at Benderloch's Victory Hall between 3pm and 8pm on Thursday 3rd October. Locals are invited to come along to hear about the redevelopment plans, as well as existing and planned future jobs and local supply chain opportunities which may come with the planned development.
Commenting on the plans Gael Force Group Managing Director Stewart Graham, “This is a clear indication of our commitment to the Argyll region where we will be aiming to regenerate an unused business premise to support our continued strategic growth plans.
He continued, "The hugely positive outcome of our investment is that we are able to support our current workforce, move ahead with our plans for creating further sustainable jobs in Argyll and contribute to the economic stability in the area. This development is another strong signal that the aquaculture sector is playing a leading role in creating sustainable careers and supporting the rural economy”.
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