Scheme to be built next door to city’s airport

Renfrewshire council has given the green light to plans by HLM Architects for a £65m skills factory next door to Glasgow Airport.

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (pictured) is being developed by Strathclyde university and the local council.


Others working on the scheme include project manager Turner & Townsend, engineer Waterman, M&E consultant Davie + McCulloch and cost manager Robinson Low Francis.

Located on Netherton Campus at the centre of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland in Renfrewshire, the scheme will include a skills academy, a fully digitalised factory of the future and hub for manufacturers.

The institute and the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, in which Strathclyde is lead research partner, will be the anchor institutions in the advanced manufacturing district.