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Renfrewshire factory of the future secures planning consent

March 6 2020

Renfrewshire factory of the future secures planning consent

HLM Architects have obtained planning permission to construct a National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NIMS) at the Netherton Campus in Renfrewshire to assist industry and engineering firms wishing to innovate and expand.

The distinctive heather-toned carbon-neutral facility will cover an area around 1.5 times the size of Hampden football pitch and employ fully digitalized machinery as well as an on-site skills academy.

Operated by the University of Strathclyde the plant will provide industry, academia and the public sector to collaborate on research and development.

NMIS design team lead Ross Barrett said: “This new facility will provide an inspiring and supportive environment for manufacturing firms in Scotland to thrive. It not only offers a variety of different spaces and environments for learning, collaboration and innovation but is also a landmark in its architecture and an exemplar in carbon-neutral design.”

Enabling works are already underway at the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District to pave the way for the development.

1 Comment

#1 Posted by Wendy on 7 Mar 2020 at 06:14 AM
I'm happy that this is going ahead and I like the design, however we need to get the Glasgow Metro up and running quickly to start serving developments such as this. How will the University staff and others get here? By car?

The bus provision to the airport and its environs is an unpleasant and expensive experience.

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