Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) will be an internationally-recognised centre for innovation, research and manufacturing.

Connectivity

The site is adjacent to Glasgow International Airport with direct access to Scotland’s motorway network and located less than 10 km (6 miles) from Glasgow city centre.

Expertise

Located at the centre of Scotland’s largest labour catchment (1.8 million population within the Glasgow city region), AMIDS is already home to renowned international manufacturers Rolls Royce, Thermo Fisher, Peak Scientific, Terumo Aortic and Doosan Babcock.

Opportunity

Located next to the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (Scotland’s only High Value Manufacturing Catapult centre), the site is also the home of the new €76m National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) and €65m Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC).

AMIDS will provide a high-quality, campus-style environment for ambitious companies investing in and using best practice to transform manufacturing processes.

Advanced manufacturing accounts for 52% of Scotland’s international exports and €691m of Scotland’s annual spend on research and development. AMIDS will make Scotland a global leader in innovation, research and advanced manufacturing.

Download your copy of the AMIDS investor pack from the link below:

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland investor pack (pdf)

 

Glasgow Airport Investment Area masterplan

 

Location

Glasgow Airport, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Promoters

Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Renfrewshire Council

Investment opportunity

Flexible investment opportunities are available including JV partner, development finance and operator investment.

Size

Size of the core site is 52 hectares (128 acres) with the potential to develop up to 150,000 square metres of commercial floor space in accordance with the masterplan.

Sectors

Advanced manufacturing, aerospace, commercial office

Planning status

Planning consent for enabling infrastructure in place. Outline planning consent for development submitted.

Infrastructure investment secured

€45.5m of City Deal funding is being invested to deliver key infrastructure to the site.

Programme

Enabling infrastructure construction starting in summer 2019, complete by 2020.

Site is ready for investment with development anticipated to be phased from 2019, beginning with construction of NMIS and MMIC both expected to commence in 2019 and be complete in 2021.

 

At the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing

Developing a world-class location for business

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
Director
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

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