Clean Growth

Zero Four Business Park

Zero Four was the first operational RAF training airfield in the UK and takes its name from the original runway call sign ‘04 22’. The 123-acre site in Montrose has planning permission for a mixed-use business park, with outline proposals that include:

  • industrial units
  • offices
  • food retail/services
  • a heli-drone port
  • hotel and leisure
  • conference facilities

The site has strong potential to support the development of key sectors like offshore renewables, retail, and hospitality. It will bring significant benefits to the area around Montrose and help kick-start a green economic recovery in the region.

Zero Four Site Montrose


The site is owned by Crown Estate Scotland, who will work with public and private sector partners to develop detailed plans. As managers of Scotland’s seabed and just under half the foreshore, Crown Estate Scotland already works closely with coastal communities around the country to drive sustainable development. 

This site will form part of the organisation’s long-term plans to invest in renewable energy and the expansion of the blue economy, delivering wider value for Scotland. 

The Tay Cities investment plans to support the development of the site as a clean growth business park, with supporting infrastructure. Angus Council’s ambition is to invest in starter units, with demonstrative low-carbon building and energy management systems. 

Proposals to incorporate 5G capabilities within the business park are being explored. This will help support digital ambitions and new emerging technologies. 

Our current partners

Crown Estates Scotland