A new innovation park in Scotland will bring together industry and academia with a focus on sustainable mobility.
The site in Dundee was previously a Michelin factory that had produced tyres for more than half a century.
The factory closed in June 2020, leading to the loss of about 850 jobs.
However, thanks to a joint venture between Scottish Enterprise and Dundee City Council the site will now become Michelin Scotland Innovation Park (MSIP).
The site will bring together industry and academia with a focus on sustainable mobility and decarbonisation. It will also create new economic and employment opportunities across the region.
Robertson Construction will undertake Phase 1 of the site’s construction which will see the delivery of the Fulhame Building, a new industrial site that will be subdivided into six light industrial units.
The design and build steel frame Fulhame Building, will cover 1,125m2 of internal floor area and will be ready to welcome tenants in September.
Colin McIlraith, chief operating officer at MSIP said: ‘The transformation of the MSIP site is a key part of our journey, to being a world-leading Innovation Parc for sustainable mobility and decarbonisation.
‘We already offer several location options at the Innovation Parc that are of a high specification and phase one of the masterplan work that is now underway will add to that, with the option of units for smaller businesses with growth ambitions.
‘I’m pleased that Robertson has been appointed to deliver this work. It already has a strong local presence and will create opportunities for the local community and supply chain, contributing to local economic development.
‘We want any new building at MSIP to be mindful of its carbon footprint, in the design, build and running of the space. And I am confident Robertson will ensure that is the case with the light industrial units now underway.’
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