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Blueprint created for £65m Renfrewshire manufacturing institute

November 21 2019

 Blueprint created for £65m Renfrewshire manufacturing institute

Renfrewshire Council is in receipt of a planning application for the £65m National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) within the fledgling Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District.

The £65m carbon neutral facility will be operated by the University of Strathclyde as a fully digitised factory of the future and will include an on-site skills academy.

Designed by HLM Architects, who will also serve as interior designer and landscape architect, the project team also includes Waterman civil & structural engineers, Davie + McCulloch building services engineers and Robinson Low Francis LLP cost mangers.

HLM associate Ross Barrett said: “Our thoughtful design creates an innovative, flexible and collaborative environment where knowledge and creativity can be shared. Inspired by the materiality and colours of the Scottish landscape, this bold sustainable building sets out to create a unique character and identity for NMIS which will inspire and attract industry partners and academics alike.”

NMIS will operate in tandem with the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre and the Advanced Forming Research Centre.

The form and colours of the hi-tech factory have been inspired by nature
The form and colours of the hi-tech factory have been inspired by nature


#1 Posted by modernish on 21 Nov 2019 at 13:55 PM
Yip, nothing says the 'Scottish landscape' like a bloody massive purple shed beside an airport runway!
#2 Posted by Ross on 21 Nov 2019 at 14:14 PM
I don't mind this - it's always a bit grey landing at Glasgow airport. This will at least brighten up things up!
Nairn's Bairn
#3 Posted by Nairn's Bairn on 21 Nov 2019 at 14:41 PM
That's one purple building. Purpler than a bruised plum.
When asked to design a Paisley park building I think they got carried away.
jimbob tanktop
#4 Posted by jimbob tanktop on 21 Nov 2019 at 17:11 PM
"It's not brown enough. Maybe if it was a bit more brown."
Robert Muir
#5 Posted by Robert Muir on 22 Nov 2019 at 07:06 AM
Really.!!! Do I want to see this every day? Ehhhhh Naw!!!
Colin Robertson
#6 Posted by Colin Robertson on 22 Nov 2019 at 13:44 PM
Fantastic looking building.
Great idea, Paisley and the surrounding area will will benefit greatly.
Our younger generation can look to the future and think, maybe that's a career I could do.
#7 Posted by Rhodgers on 22 Nov 2019 at 14:10 PM
I think this is a strong looking design, and i don't mind the purple. Hopefully the construction quality does justice to the design aspiration

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