Plans approved for National Manufacturing Institute Scotland

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NMIS facility in Renfrewshire to include skills academy and digitised factory of the future

Planning permission has been granted for the development of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) facility.

The new facility is to be situated on Netherton Campus at the centre of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) in Renfrewshire.

The local planning authority gave the green light to plans for the energy carbon neutral building, which comes complete with a distinctive heather coloured façade. It will include a skills academy, a fully digitised factory of the future and a collaboration hub. It will also help support manufacturing and engineering firms of all sizes and from all sectors across the country, and internationally, to innovate and grow their businesses.

NMIS is a group of industry-led manufacturing research and development facilities where industry, academia and the public sector work together on ground-breaking manufacturing research to transform productivity levels, make companies more competitive and boost the skills of our current and future workforce.

Work is well underway on development of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS) and NMIS will play a key role in its success, attracting manufacturers to locate there. Construction is well underway on the district’s enabling infrastructure, funded through the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

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