Barley Hub to position Invergowrie as a leader in the field
January 10 2023
An agricultural science facility is to take root in Invergowrie as part of efforts to promote greater collaboration between science, industry and the commercial sector.
The International Barley Hub will raise the profile of the cereal crop, a key ingredient of the booming drinks industry, which has long played second fiddle to wheat.
To be built by McLaughlin and Harvie to designs by Oberlanders the £27.8m innovation centre will work to improve food security and crop resilience.
Colin Campbell, chief executive at the James Hutton Institute, commented: “Moving into the next phase of the International Barley Hub’s construction is a significant milestone in this project, which aims to futureproof the barley sector across Scotland and the UK."
Connected to an Advanced Plant Growth Centre the agricultural double act is backed by the Tay Cities Deal with enabling works already underway.
Both research hubs share a common entrance with amenity space to the rear to be created in a second phase