Interserve selected to deliver medicine production facility in Scotland

WCN Editorial Team 20 Jul 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

UK-based construction services provider Interserve Group has been chosen as a preferred bidder for a new £15m medicine production facility in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Situated near Glasgow Airport, the new facility, known as Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC), will be led CPI in collaboration with The University of Strathclyde, Scottish Enterprise, and AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline.

The new facility, located in Inchinnan, will produce highly-efficient and effective technologies, strengthening the UK’s position in small molecule pharmaceutical and fine chemical manufacturing.

Interserve Construction regional director Cameron Stewart said: “The new centre at Inchinnan is a really exciting, innovative project where our strengths in the medical sector will hugely benefit the project.

“Interserve Constriction will bring our considerable experience and capabilities in delivering similar projects like the National Biologics Manufacturing Centre for CPI in Darlington, which is currently supporting efforts to manufacture and formulate vaccines for Covid-19, and the Jack Copeland Centre in Edinburgh for the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.”

The production centre is financed by UK Research and Innovation through the UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Scottish Enterprise and founding industry partners GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca.

Interserve said that the flexible and adaptable building will allow healthcare providers, industry, academia and regulators to work closely to ensure hassle-free operations in the medicines supply chain. 

CPI CEO Nigel Perry said: “The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre will enhance the UK’s existing competitive advantage by deepening the skills base and strengthening the rationale for companies to invest in new, highly productive medicines manufacturing.

“CPI is delighted to be working alongside the University of Strathclyde, Innovate UK, Scottish Government and our industry partners to deliver this globally unique centre that will prepare the pharmaceutical supply chain for vital, next-generation medicines and further extend CPI’s healthcare capabilities.”

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The new production centre will develop highly efficient and effective technologies. (Credit: Interserve)

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