Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland - Glasgow

52 hectares of available greenfield land for Scotland’s one-of-a-kind innovation district.

This internationally-recognised district is the only ​one of its kind in Scotland. Leading the way in collaborative innovation, with two institutes of excellence and Tier 1 suppliers including Rolls Royce already present, the park and its infrastructure will be designed as net zero from the ground up.​

With enabling infrastructure and transport routes under construction, Renfrewshire Council are seeking JV partners for on-site generation of renewables, the first fifth-generation heating network in Scotland and build-out of the park itself.

Value £150 million

Advanced manufacturing sector

Capital investment opportunity

Located in Renfrewshire

More on the Renfrewshire Council website

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) will be an internationally-recognised centre for advanced manufacturing – ideally placed in Scotland’s industrial heartland.

AMIDS will make Scotland a global leader in advanced manufacturing. It offers the perfect investment location with established experts, major research centres, unrivalled connectivity and a highly-skilled regional workforce.

The growing Netherton Campus at AMIDS will be home to the £65 million National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and the £56 million Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre.

AMIDS is already home to two existing major research centres, operated by the University of Strathclyde—the new Lightweight Manufacturing Centre and the Advanced Forming Research Centre, Scotland’s only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre.

Netherton Campus sits side-by-side with renowned international manufacturers Rolls Royce, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Peak Scientific, Terumo Aortic and Doosan Babcock. Located next to Glasgow Airport, Scotland’s principal long-haul airport and largest charter hub, it has excellent connectivity with Scotland’s national rail and motorway networks.

Renfrewshire Council are delivering the site with £44.7 million public sector investment secured for enabling infrastructure including key roads and bridge connections.

Low carbon solutions are at the heart of Renfrewshire Council’s aspirations and investment for AMIDS to create a world-class campus environment that will serve as an example across Scotland and the UK.

Renfrewshire Council’s central role in the development creates a unique opportunity to demonstrate Scotland’s strengths in innovation, manufacturing and leadership whilst also responding to the climate emergency - one that involves close collaboration between investors, developers, the public sector and occupiers.

To realise this ambition of a net-zero carbon future, every level of the development from the ground up is being considered - providing appropriate infrastructure, design guides for buildings and the transport routes to the site.

Where appropriate, Renfrewshire Council are looking to deliver this at an early stage in the project to allow occupiers and developers alike to link into the opportunities for mutual benefit.

Investment opportunities

Early opportunities currently being explored include an innovative solution for on-site generation of renewables using low and zero carbon technology.

Delivery of a fifth-generation heat network to supply low carbon heat to occupiers would make this the first development of its kind in Scotland, wholly aligning with the innovation focus of AMIDS.

Delivering an innovative low carbon energy solution at district level will help alleviate the challenges and costs associated for developers. This will help create "a high-quality environment that supports healthy working, fosters collaboration and promotes sustainability" and reflects what modern occupiers are increasingly searching for.

Significant investment and flexible development opportunities on a 52-hectare (128 acre) site include:

  • Design and build opportunities
  • Flexible-sized development plots for lease or purchase
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Research and development
  • Aviation services (including maintenance repair and overhaul, and cargo)

£100 million to £150 million is required to deliver the full masterplan.

Renfrewshire Council will shortly be launching a procurement exercise to identify a private sector partner to work in collaboration to deliver development on the site.

More on the Renfrewshire Council website

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