Property

Caithness & North Sutherland has a fantastic range of business properties available, with options ranging from hotdesking opportunities in local business centres to large industrial spaces.

Whether you are planning to invest in a new business in the region, grow a business that’s already here, or relocate from elsewhere in the county, we will have a property that’s suitable for you.

Commercial & Industrial Premises

With excellent transport links and a highly-skilled local supply chain, Caithness and Sutherland is an ideal destination for commercial and industrial developments, and the area offers a range of premises well suited to industrial use.

For easy access to both Dounreay and Thurso town centre, Forss Business & Energy Park offers a range of office space. Forss brings particular advantages for businesses working in the nuclear industry including ONR approval and presence within the Civil Nuclear Constabulary jurisdiction, allowing “list X” and classified work to be undertaken.

Forss also offers an ideal base for companies working in the renewable energy sector. Proximity to the Pentland Firth and to proposed onshore wind sites in West Caithness and Sutherland ensures your team can remain close to site while enjoying the comforts and conveniences of modern office accommodation.

With excellent IT infrastructure and connectivity and a range of buildings of mixed construction and specification, Forss is able to accommodate a wide variety of potential occupiers.

Located directly adjacent to Scrabster Harbour, Scrabster Business Park offers a wide range of sites and premises well-suited to industrial use.

In addition to the space available to lease at present, Scrabster Harbour also has advanced plans to create a new industrial park just 0.7 miles from the port. The site has been designated as part of the low Carbon North Enterprise Area announced recently by the Scottish Government and has planning permission in place.

Potential tenants will be eligible for certain benefits including business rates relief and accelerated planning process, and interested parties are invited to engage with the Trust.

Located just on the outskirts of Wick and close to Wick John O’Groats Airport, Wick Industrial Estate offers a range of sites and premises suitable for industrial use.

The estate is managed by the Highland Council and more information can be found on their website.

Both Thurso and Wick town centres have a range of properties available for sale or rent which are ideal for retail and food service developments, and which have existing planning permissions in place to enable this.

Efforts are underway by both Wick and Thurso Development Trusts to develop and rejuvenate their respective town centres, and prospective buyers are encouraged to engage with the Trusts and other bodies such as Highland Council to understand what incentives and support may be available.

Office Space

A wide range of office accommodation, suitable for businesses of all shapes and sizes is available in Caithness & North Sutherland. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent in the main town centres, or operate from existing premises in business centres and business parks there will be something for you.

Both the Thurso and Wick Business Parks are located on the outskirts of their relevant towns and combine the convenience of an out-of-town location with easy access to the town centres.

For easy access to both Dounreay and Thurso town centre, Forss Business & Energy Park offers a range of office space. Forss brings particular advantages for businesses working in the nuclear industry including ONR approval and presence within the Civil Nuclear Constabulary jurisdiction, allowing “list X” and classified work to be undertaken.

Naver Business Centre in Thurso is managed by Caithness Chamber of Commerce and offers office space in a modern environment with no long term commitment. 

Both Wick and Thurso town centres offer a wide range of office and other commercial space. Links to some key commercial estate agents are provided below:

There are also opportunities to rent space within existing commercial premises in both Wick and Thurso including at:

We know that for those making their first moves into a new area, or setting up in business for the first time, a long-term lease can be a major commitment. 

Thankfully, Caithness & North Sutherland offers excellent opportunities for hotdesking and meeting room hire, as well as for short-term, no obligation lease of office space.

In Wick, the Pulteney Centre has two-person offices available for hire on everything from an hourly to a yearly basis. Companies can rent office space for themselves or can rent a single desk within the office to suit their requirements.

Naver Business Centre in Thurso is managed by Caithness Chamber of Commerce and offers hire of meeting room and hotdesking space for as little as an hour at a time, with options ranging from single-person offices up to a fully featured conference room. Naver also offers office hire on a month-by-month basis with no long-term contract

Caithness Chamber of Commerce
Naver Business Centre
Naver House
Naver Road
Thurso
KW14 7QA

Telephone: 01847 630200
Email: enquiries@investcaithness.com