Morrison wins £42m Manufacturing Institute contract

Galliford Try said on Tuesday its Scottish business Morrison Construction has been appointed by the University of Strathclyde to design and build the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) in a contract worth £42 million.

The NMIS facility will be an 11,500 sqm centre of excellence for advanced manufacturing research and innovation, built on the new Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland adjacent to Glasgow Airport.

The building will comprise three key components: a fully digital “factory of the future”; a manufacturing skills academy; and a collaboration hub.

It will help support manufacturing and engineering firms of all sizes and sectors. Work is expected to get underway in the summer.

“In addition, Morrison Construction has renewed its position as a Tier 1 Contractor on the hub South West Scotland framework for the second time,” said Galliford Try.

“The framework, worth £200m to five contractors over three years, will see the delivery of efficient and high-quality public sector facilities across the education, health and leisure sectors within the territory.”

Galliford Try CEO Bill Hocking said: “As the contractor of choice in Scotland, we are delighted to have been selected again by the University of Strathclyde to deliver this important facility that will transform manufacturing as we know it in Scotland.

“hub South West Scotland has been a brilliant vehicle for developing innovative, sustainable and cost-effective solutions and it’s fantastic news that we will be able to build on this with the renewal of our position on this important framework.”

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