Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS)

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) is Scotland’s home of manufacturing innovation.

It is perfectly placed to manufacture a new way, for a new world. It’s a place for bold, brave companies to come together and inspire each other to do great things.

The perfect investment location side-by-side with internationally-renowned names, established experts and major research centres. With unrivalled connectivity, a highly-skilled regional workforce and a hugely-attractive lifestyle on offer, the AMIDS appeal is strong.

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland

  • Home of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre.
  • Join a community-of-practice with renowned international manufacturers Rolls Royce, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Peak Scientific, Terumo Aortic and Doosan Babcock.
  • Bespoke development opportunities at Netherton – a high-quality environment for world-leading businesses.
  • Located immediately adjacent to Glasgow Airport, Scotland’s principal long-haul airport and largest charter hub.
  • High-value manufacturing is a strategic priority and the district is backed with significant public-sector investment from both the Scottish Government and the UK Government.


The 52-hectare Netherton site is in local authority ownership and offers significant development opportunities. Outline planning consent is in place for a mix of uses spanning high-value manufacturing. We aim to offer plots for leasehold. All options are considered on a case-by-case basis.


AMIDS is connected by air, sea and land. £44.7million of enabling infrastructure provides a gateway route through Netherton, together with bridges, cycling and walking routes improving connections with existing commercial centres.


Netherton supports a healthy working environment. Wellbeing is at its centre, providing spaces to meet and a riverside setting. a range of potential grant and loan support is available, including cost of development, relocation, training and R&D.


Two world-class research centres – the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre – offer bespoke opportunities for collaboration and product development.


Be a part of something special. Netherton offers occupiers the option of connecting to Scotland’s most advanced low-carbon heat network.


Interested in investment and development opportunities at AMIDS?

Please contact agents:

Ross Sinclair
+44 (0) 7557 972 955

Jonathon Webster
+44 (0) 7976 910 987

Pete Harding
+44 (0) 7920 812 029

Paul Broad
+44 (0) 7921 933 666


Scotland's home of manufacturing innovation

It's exciting to have manufacturing innovation based locally and the development of the advanced manufacturing district by the airport will put Renfrewshire out in front.

James Lang
Scottish Leather Group

It is fantastic that Renfrewshire has been chosen as the home for the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland. It is recognition of our growing position within the international manufacturing sector.

Bob Grant
Chief Executive, Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce

Renfrewshire is the perfect home for Scotland's national manufacturing institute and I am delighted that it will be established here.

Cllr Iain Nicolson
Leader, Renfrewshire Council

Professor Keith Ridgway CBE on why AMIDS has so much to offer