Buzzworks sets sail to Greenock

Inverclyde Council leader Stephen McCabe with Buzzworks Holdings managing director, Kenny Blair.

BUZZWORKS Holdings, the Scottish hospitality group, is set to move into Inverclyde for the first time with a new restaurant in Greenock.

The company’s newest Scotts venue will be located at the Greenock Cruise Ship Visitor Centre, which is currently under construction.

The addition will bring the number of Scotts venues to four; the group also operates Scotts restaurants in Troon, Largs and South Queensferry, with the company’s estate currently numbering 14 units in total.

Representing a seven-figure investment from Buzzworks, the new venue will open towards the end of 2022. It will cater for 150 covers and feature an open-air rooftop terrace with views across the water.

“Having been in the pipeline for over three years, this is another significant step forward in our continued growth strategy as we continue to branch out from our historical base in Ayrshire,” said Buzzworks managing director, Kenny Blair.

“The venue not only fits our ethos of enhancing communities through great hospitality, but will allow us to bring a new exciting dining experience to the area and help create numerous opportunities for the local community to work with a company that has ranked within The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For over recent years.

“We pride ourselves on the delicious food, excellent cocktails and world class service our venues provide to customers, so it’s an exciting time for the business as Buzzworks extends its portfolio further and takes Scotts to Greenock. We can’t wait to begin fitting out the venue to showcase our take on stylish coastal escapism and look forward to finally opening our doors to both the local community and visitors alike.”

The visitor centre is a £19.2 million project funded by the UK and Scottish governments. It is hoped that the development will attract an additional 150,000 visitors to the area every year, bringing around £26m to the local economy.