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Chapelcross is located in Dumfries and Galloway in the south of Scotland. It's an ideal location for sustainable development, driving innovation in clean energy solutions while supporting the transition to net zero. 

This site has a diverse history, from serving as a Royal Air Force training base during World War II, to nearly 50 years as a nuclear power plant. Today it's being decommissioned and has an exciting chapter ahead.  

Chapelcross is where innovation and sustainability come together. With its location’s unique geography, huge talent pool, infrastructure and wealth of opportunities, Chapelcross has what it takes to deliver on Scotland’s ambitious commitment to Net Zero by 2045.

Chapelcross highlights

200 hectares of land 

With around 60 hectares available to develop now, your business can benefit from both existing and planned infrastructure offering direct, on-site, high voltage access to the grid.

Hydrogen Hub

The site has been named one of Scotland's emerging regional hydrogen hubs, with significant potential for low carbon energy, storage and transport, as well as research and development opportunities.

With its highly skilled local workforce, infrastructure and supply chain, Chapelcross offers an ideal location for large and complex hydrogen projects.

Environmental sustainability and resilience 

The south of Scotland contributes significantly to Scotland’s renewable energy output. As well as onshore and offshore wind, there are also plans to introduce solar farms both onsite and nearby. The local coastal areas offer some of the highest levels of solar irradiance in Scotland, presenting the ideal setting for energy generation. 

Dumfries and Galloway College 

This college is home to a green energy academy.  Courses and hands-on experience in specialist areas such as wind turbines, solar system installation and decarbonised heating systems, give students the opportunity to keep pace with industry and thrive in a rapidly expanding sector.

Crichton Campus

This multi-institutional academic campus is home to the University of Glasgow, the University of the West of Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway College, Scotland’s Rural College and the Open University. It offers a diverse and innovative centre of learning with access to a variety of talent and skills.

Scotland’s first rural 5G centre is also located here, where you can test and develop new applications and services of 5G technologies.  

Advancing Innovative Manufacturing Support in the South of Scotland (AIMS)

At AIMS you can gain access to high-value manufacturing support through industry-led expertise, as well as state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. 

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Benefits of setting up at Chapelcross

Access to talent 

The region boasts a vibrant and dynamic talent pool comprising of well-educated, highly skilled workers who are adapting, innovating and embracing new emerging sectors in the transition to net zero.

Strategically located

Located in the centre of the UK, Chapelcross is strategically connected to both local and global markets and accessible through well-established road, rail and ferry networks. It benefits from significant onward trade connections to the rest of the UK and the EU.

Live and work


You'll find a number of charming towns nearby while you’re not far from cities bustling with culture and entertainment. There is an exceptional quality of life with clean air, breathtaking scenery, outdoor pursuits and an excellent work-life balance.

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If you're thinking of setting up in Scotland and think Chapelcross could be right for you, get in touch today to discuss what you're looking for.