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Osprey Charging acquires land for its largest EV charging hub in Scotland

Nic Ryan

Osprey Charging has purchased its second freehold site which when completed will become Osprey’s largest rapid charging location in Scotland.

The 16-charger, 300kW hub will be located by the Phoenix Retail Park in Paisley, and will be situated just off the A737, a short drive from the M8, Scotland’s busiest motorway.

Construction work is expected to start in the summer with the site expected to open to the public at the start of 2025.

The Paisley hub will mark the second occasion of Osprey Charging completing the purchase of a freehold site, following the award-winning Salmons Leap hub in Devon, which opened last year.

Owning the land where the site will be constructed offers significantly enhanced flexibility for its design, ensuring it aligns seamlessly with Osprey's long-held values of simple, convenient, safe, accessible for all charging. Osprey expects to announce further site acquisitions throughout the summer.

“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,” said Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging.

“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 was recognised as a ‘Driver Recommended Network’ by Zapmap for a fourth time in our latest annual charging survey, which details the main reasons people are buying EVs, through to sentiment on charging prices and EV owners’ driving and charging habits, our survey also uncovers how drivers interact with the different types of location available to charge their vehicle.

Osprey charge points are designed to be easy to use with simple payment options for drivers, including contactless and via Zap-Pay - a simple payment solution enabling you to search for charge points, plan your route, and pay for EV charging all in one app.

Thanks to a live data partnership with Osprey, users of the Zapmap app and web map are able to view the live status and availability information of all Osprey charge points, making planning for EV charging even easier.