Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland

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

Download your copy of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland investor pack from the link below:

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland investor pack (pdf)


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.


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


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 £65m National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and £56m Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre.

The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland 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 £595m of Scotland’s annual spend on research and development. The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland will make Scotland a global leader in innovation, research and advanced manufacturing.


Glasgow Airport Investment Area masterplan



Glasgow Airport, Renfrewshire, Scotland


Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Renfrewshire Council

Investment opportunity

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


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.


Advanced manufacturing, aerospace, commercial office

Planning status

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

Infrastructure investment secured

£39.1m of City Deal funding is being invested to deliver key infrastructure to the site.


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 the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland and Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre 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
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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