Glasgow Airport Investment Area

Spades should hit the ground in summer 2019 on the £39.1million project to deliver the infrastructure and environmental improvements facilitating a world-class business and commercial location in the heart of Renfrewshire.

The 150-acre investment area will be at the centre of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) and include new infrastructure to improve connections to the nearby Westway, Inchinnan and Airport business parks.

AMIDS will also be home to two new national innovation centres: the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) and the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC).

What’s being built?

  • A high quality boulevard into the investment area through re-alignment and upgrading of Abbotsinch Road – including 1620 metres of new road.
  • A two-lane bridge over the White Cart linking the investment area to Westway business park.
  • A 100-metre cycleway and pedestrian bridge spanning the Black Cart.
  • New and improved junctions and connections to existing cycleways and pathways.

Next steps for the project include progressing with the procurement process for the construction contract and assembling the land required.

Construction is expected to start in 2020 and be complete in 2022.

Developing a world-class location for business

Companies thinking about investing and growing in Paisley and Renfrewshire can look forward to excellent connectivity, a highly-skilled workforce and a great businesses environment.

Ross Nimmo
Head of Planning and Development, Glasgow Airport

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

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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