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17 JUN 2024

OSPREY TO DEVELOP ITS LARGEST EV CHARGING HUB IN SCOTLAND

Osprey Charging has announced plans for a new ultra-fast 16-charger hub in Paisley – which when completed says will be the largest public ultra-rapid charging hub in Scotland. 

The charge point operator has completed the purchase of a freehold site and planning permission has been granted to install 16 300kW public charge points. 

Construction work is expected to start soon with the site due to open to the public at the start of 2025.

Located by the Phoenix Retail Park in Paisley, the 16-charger hub will be situated just off the A737, a short drive from the M8, Scotland’s busiest motorway. 

The Paisley hub is the second time Osprey Charging has completed the purchase of a freehold site, following the Salmon’s Leap hub in Devon which opened last year. 

Osprey expects to announce further site acquisitions throughout the summer. 

Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging, said: “We’re hugely excited to have completed the purchase of the land for our forthcoming 16-charger ultra-rapid hub in Paisley, which marks our second freehold site in the UK. 

“The purchase of freehold sites is an important strategy for Osprey, as it enables us to build larger public charging locations with greater flexibility over their design.

“This hub will be crucial in supporting the uptake of EVs in Scotland as well as in meeting growing demand for reliable, accessible and high-quality EV charging across the UK.

“In 2024, we have successfully delivered nine high-powered hubs across various UK locations, and the new Paisley hub opposite the Phoenix Retail Park will be another significant milestone in our rapidly expanding network. 

“As the year progresses, our goal is to complete 30 hubs, which will be a monumental stride not only in the advancement of our network but also in fortifying the broader public EV charging infrastructure.”

Osprey Charging’s network of public EV chargers comprises more than 1,000 rapid and ultra-rapid chargers across the UK. 

 

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