A motion has been submitted to the Scottish Parliament by Willie Coffey, MSP for Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, asking the Parliament to congratulate the HALO Kilmarnock Enterprise and Innovation Centre on winning the Regeneration Project of the Year award at the Scottish Property Awards.
Motion ref. S6M-03930
Congratulations to HALO Kilmarnock Enterprise and Innovation Centre
Submitted by: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, April 4, 2022
Supported by: Karen Adam, Alasdair Allan, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Siobhian Brown, Stephanie Callaghan, Graeme Dey, Natalie Don, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Christine Grahame, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Rona Mackay, Gillian Martin, Paul McLennan, Audrey Nicoll, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber
That the Parliament congratulates HALO Kilmarnock Enterprise and Innovation Centre on winning the Regeneration Project of the Year award at the Scottish Property Awards; notes that, under Marie Macklin’s leadership, HALO has transformed the landscape at the former Johnnie Walker plant, creating an exciting mixed-use property development, transforming the local environment and creating a positive economic and social impact for the town; welcomes the net-zero carbon footprint on the site and the industry-leading opportunities for business entrepreneurship; further welcomes the plans to create a cyber and digital training facility, as well as for the establishment of one of Scotland’s 5G innovation hubs at the HALO Digital & Cyber Innovation Park, which will act as a business enabler, providing world-class digital facilities at no initial cost to the users; hopes to see further regeneration models of this type being progressed elsewhere to unlock the potential of local communities; congratulates Marie and all her team in putting the HALO concept together over the last 13 years, and wishes the entire project every success in the coming years.