Scottish Marine Technology Park (SMTP)
The Scottish Marine Technology Park (SMTP) will provide a unique environment for world-leading innovators in the marine industry to co-locate, collaborate and create a self-sustaining eco-system designed to reinvigorate shipbuilding and renewable industries on the banks of the Clyde – and beyond.
Based on the north bank of the River Clyde in Old Kilpatrick, adjacent to the Erskine Bridge and 9 miles west of Glasgow City Centre, the SMTP site consists of almost 50 acres of developable space, with direct access to the deep-water channel via a deep-water quay with a heavy ship hoist.
Located within Scotland’s largest labour catchment (1.8 million population within the Glasgow city region), supplemented with steady student numbers, SMTP will utilise and develop the existing talent and skills in Scotland while simultaneously attracting new talent to the area.
With every aspect of SMTP focused on a net zero future, the park will create a sustainable environment which fosters collaboration, enabling organisations to work together to develop new ways of working where technology is harnessed to create efficiencies and drive forward the marine manufacturing industry.
The illustrative masterplan for the site demonstrates the significant and flexible development opportunities available, with the potential to develop up to 30,000 square metres of commercial floor space. The masterplan was designed with flexibility in mind; to ensure that all occupiers requirements are met, whilst remaining compliant to the overall masterplan strategy. In short, flexibility is paramount.
As enabling works get underway for this exciting development, we would be delighted to discuss the wider development of the park with interested partners including potential funding partners, development partners and park occupiers.
To find out about the latest progress at SMTP including the site remediation works, planning applications and construction of enabling infrastructure, please head over to the SMTP News section of our website.