Freescale Semiconductor’s advanced technology campus located at the Halbeath Interchange in the manufacturing area of Dunfermline in Fife, Scotland has been sold to Shepherd Offshore Services Ltd. (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK).
Built in 1997, the 93,000 sq. m. campus was not fully completed, and had never been occupied and has been up for sale for three years. The sales was facilitated by ATREG (Advanced Technology Resource Group), a Seattle-based global advisory firm to the semiconductor and related advanced technology verticals.
ATREG, in conjunction with global commercial real estate firm Colliers International, worked with Freescale Semiconductor to complete the sale.
“The sale of the Dunfermline fab is the only sizeable property transaction to have occurred in Scotland since the end of Q4 2008, said Doug Barrett, principal at ATREG.
Configured for a semiconductor manufacturing facility, the Dunfermline campus is suitable for solar cell, flat panel, pharmaceutical / biotechnology, data centre, MEMS, and other cleanroom and critical environment industries.
The building comprises a large cleanroom shell (70,000 sq. m.) designed for 200mm wafer processing with potential to convert to 300mm wafer processing, an easily configurable office area (6,100 sq. m.), a central utilities building (8,200 sq. m.), and a water treatment plant (7,900 sq. m.)