The Fairmile Building at Sandbank Business Park


Photo of Fairmile building at Sandbank Business Park

The Fairmile Building is located at the Sandbank Business Park on the outskirts of Dunoon, a town situated on the Cowal Peninsula within Argyll and Bute. Sandbank is the main commercial focus in Cowal, out-with Dunoon’s busy town centre.

Lying on the Firth of Clyde, Sandbank and Dunoon are within easy reach of Glasgow and Scotland’s Central Belt.

The Fairmile Building

Fairmile building Sandbank Business Park

The Fairmile Building is an ideal solution for ambitious businesses looking for modern business space in which to grow.

Recently developed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and enjoying a quiet position on the well established Sandbank Business Park, The Fairmile Building is particularly suited to growing companies specialising in IT, finance and business services. The purpose built, light and airy workspace can be tailored to requirement, and enjoys good connectivity for modern digitally-driven business development.

The Fairmile Building is firmly rooted in the history of Sandbank itself. Fairmile motor boats were built at the local famous Robertson’s Yard in Sandbank during the Second World War, and The Fairmile continues in their reputation for delivering a quality product.

An enviable work-life balance 


Living around the coastal town of Dunoon can offer an enviable lifestyle both to individuals and families already living in, or wishing to relocate to the area. Benefits include affordable housing, stress free commuting, and a rich cultural heritage, with outdoor activities in Argyll’s outstanding natural environment right on the doorstep.

The ideal location 

With proximity to Glasgow, Dunoon offers excellent links by road and ferry to Scotland’s central belt, with easy access to the motorway, rail networks and Glasgow airport.

Skilled workforce on hand 

staff image

Businesses can go further at The Fairmile. Staff recruitment is straightforward, as a well-qualified and motivated workforce pool is available within the immediate area, with low recruitment costs and good retention rates.

A place to connect 

The cluster of sector businesses resident in the Park and already settled in the Fairmile Building itself have led toward the development of a supportive business environment. What’s more, access to a range of specialist business support and development programmes is available through Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Business Gateway.

Fairmile building reception

The idea working environment 

The core areas of the building have a high level of internal finish with effective use of natural materials. All work units are accessed through an impressive double height atrium foyer, and enjoy a common reception area themed to showcase the historic vessels built at Robertson’s Yard. Work units are warm and well-lit by internal light wells, affording a comfortable work space for staff and visitors alike. The units can be configured to accommodate a variety of layouts.

Tenants share access to a comfortable, good sized meeting room, and a dedicated shower and changing room – perfect if cycling to work. There is also a covered bicyle park and ample dedicated car parking. There is also a covered bicycle park and ample free dedicated car parking.

Choose a ready to go space for your business

Tenancy packages are available reflecting the needs of expanding businesses and business development support is available. 

Fairmile building floor plan



How to get here

From the North (Strachur)

Head southeast on the A815, continue for approx. 15 miles, then onto High Road A885, in half a mile turn left onto Highland Avenue at the entrance to Sandbank Industrial Estate. Stay on Highland Avenue; follow the road through the Estate, bearing left at fork and the Fairmile Building is on the left. 

AA Route Map

From the South (Dunoon Town Centre)

Leave Dunoon A885 on Sandbank Road, continue for 1.8miles, passing Dunoon Hospital on the right, part way along the road. At entrance to Sandbank Industrial Estate turn right onto Highland Avenue, follow the road through the Estate, bearing left at fork and the Fairmile Building is on the left.

AA Route Map


Get in touch

For further information, contact Morag Goodfellow, Senior Development Manager with Highlands and Islands Enterprise. email or call 03000 135 025. 

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