A planning application has been submitted for the development of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) situated at the centre of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland in Renfrewshire, the University of Strathclyde has announced.
The £65mn, industry-led, carbon neutral facility has been led by Scottish Government in partnership with its enterprise and skills agencies, University of Strathclyde and Renfrewshire Council. The facility will include a skills academy, a fully digitalised factory of the future and collaboration hub for manufacturers.
The application will now be considered by Renfrewshire Council.
Economy Secretary Derek Mackay said: “Manufacturing is crucial to our economy and is a sector we want to see flourish in Scotland. This is a notable milestone for the NMIS facility and given the importance of responding to the global climate emergency, I am particularly pleased the facility will be energy carbon neutral and it is great that the facility will lead by example and demonstrate what is possible.”