Inverness Airport Business Park

Key Sectors: Commercial/office, Industrial and manufacturing, Tourism and hospitality


IABP is a planning approved and master planned mixed-use commercial property development. IABP aims to be a world class business location and sustainable development with a holistic design that sensitively integrates the buildings into the landscape.

The designs reflect the stakeholders’ commitment to promoting IABP to enhance the long term social, economic and environmental sustainability of the area, as well as providing a vibrant commercial hub that will build on the continued success of Inverness.

In 2011 The Highland Council awarded IABP Planning Permission in Principle
for Business Uses, General Industry Uses, Storage/Distribution and Hotel/Conferencing Uses. Once a detailed planning application is submitted
it should take up to 16 weeks to receive approval from The Highland Council.

Situated only 9 miles east of Inverness, IABP is located beside the region’s main hub airport, alongside the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen Corridor and only a few miles from the A9 which is Scotland’s longest trunk road. IABP offers 275 acres of commercial land across three key zones; Phase 1, Airside and Railside.

IABP Phase 1 currently has 36 acres of serviced land available and can accommodate Office, Industrial and Hotel developments within Use Classes 4, 5, 6 & 7. IABP can offer bespoke design and build leasehold packages (annual rent) or alternatively, plots are available to purchase on a long leasehold (e.g. a 125 year term) for self-build or third-party development projects, subject to IABP Design Guidelines. Existing occupiers include; Co-op Distribution Centre, Enercon Services UK, Ark Estates and a 130-bed Courtyard by Marriott hotel with a new occupier to be announced in early 2020.

IABP Airside currently has 10 acres of premium airside land available for development, offering immediate access to the 1,887-metre runway with Cat 1 ILS and full airfield support services. Existing occupiers include Babcock MCS Onshore and Bristow Helicopters Search & Rescue (SAR) with a new occupier to be announced in early 2020.

IABP Railside offers 6 acres of landside space available for occupancy where the Railside and Airside developments are separated only by the airfield perimeter fence and existing access road. Just a few hundred metres away
will be the new Inverness Airport (Dalcross) Station / Park-and-Ride.

Surrounding Developments Tornagrain New Town is situated 1-mile south of IABP and this new mixed-use residential development aims to provide 4,960 new housing units with associated facilities, amenities and services. The first residents moved into their new homes in Spring 2017 and within 3 years over 200 units have been sold. Castle Stuart Golf Links is situated only 2 miles from IABP and has rapidly established itself as one of the World’s finest golf courses having hosted the Scottish Open Championship 4 times since opening in 2009.


IABP is strategically positioned east of Inverness and is recognised as a major transport hub for the North of Scotland, providing occupiers with excellent transport links by air, road, rail and sea.

  • Air Inverness Airport has over 40 scheduled commercial flights each day (including Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Amsterdam, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin and Belfast City) and handled 855,000 passengers in 2018, an increase of 6% on the previous year. In addition, Inverness is a leading airport in Scotland for Business Aviation with over 2500 private flights a year.
  • Road IABP offers direct access to the A96 Corridor and the planned upgrade between Inverness to Aberdeen (104 miles) is due to commence soon. The A9
    is 8 miles from IABP and is currently being upgraded where the addition of the new A9/A96 Link Road will greatly improve travel times.
  • Rail Inverness Train Station is 9 miles from IABP and provides daily services to key destinations. The detailed planning application for the Inverness Airport (Dalcross) Station / Park-and-Ride was approved by The Highland Council in 2017 and is scheduled to open in 2021.
  • Sea The Port of Inverness is 9 miles from IABP and provides a vital link for companies in the Highlands looking to both export and import a wide variety of goods. It is one of Scotland’s most sheltered natural deep-water harbours.

Rory Black
Business Development Manager IABP
T: +44 (0) 7710 453675
E: rory.black@iabp.co.uk
W: www.iabp.co.uk


Inverness has a “travel to work” population of over 200,000

Booming industries, most notably Tourism, Food & Drink, Energy and the Life Sciences

Inverness Campus is only 8 miles from IABP with over 6,500 students

275-acres of commercial land available at IABP


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