Malin Group’s plan to develop the Scottish Marine Technology Park (SMTP) has moved forward, with its planning permission in principle application being approved.

Malin's SMTP development moves ahead

Source: Malin

Malin hopes to develop a hub that brings together manufacturers with marine and renewables experience and providers of research and skills on a site that has access to the deepwater channel of the River Clyde. It will have a heavy lift quay and provide an environment for the stakeholders to “reinvigorate the marine industry on the banks of the Clyde”, said Malin.

John MacSween, managing director, said: “It will kick start new offerings on the Clyde as well as offer much needed space for growth to existing marine companies in the Greater Glasgow area and beyond. The maritime industry and the opportunities it offers represents a sleeping giant in our economy and we need to create space for small and medium sized marine companies to flourish. Providing industrial space with access to the sea goes a long way to supporting this.”

In principle approval has been granted to the overall masterplan. Each individual development within the plan will need to secure detailed planning permission.