Perth Eco-Innovation Park is a four phased development of mixed tenure housing and a regional consolidation centre and Business Innovation Park on the edge of Perth; it includes a grade separated junction on the A9 trunk road. The result is 240 hectares of mixed use development for 3,000 new homes, schools, amenities and public realm, with 20+ hectares ring-fenced for eco-innovation businesses.
This is the space to host and nurture the innovations we are seeing across the globe in the fields of smart logistics & transportation (consolidation centre, cold and shared storage, 3D printing, medical storage & Last Mile delivery, automation, rEV and hydrogen fuel, MaaS), smart energy (smart networks, decentralised renewable production and distribution) and potential for smart construction (net zero carbon commercial and residential buildings, network infrastructure), all set within an open, digital infrastructure. The park will benefit from renewable energy provided by a large solar farm and other sources adjacent to the site.
A benefit of our strong public-private-academic partnership is that Perth is now uniquely positioned to capture this economic opportunity. Our analysis and forecasts suggest the project will deliver 1,000+ new and skilled FTE jobs for Perth and the Tay Cities Region as we transition to become Scotland’s leading low carbon economy.
Integrated with the city and wider ‘Connected Tay’ projects, Perth West will also deliver a wider physical and digital framework, capable of bringing together regional companies in one strategic location. This will allow the application of urban mobility technologies at scale and in doing so will support the region’s transition to a low carbon economy.
A first for Scotland, the development reflects the strong market interest for this type of community to emerge and with an unrivalled location and strong foundations in heritage, business and academia, Perth and the wider region is uniquely positioned to capture this economic opportunity.
Infrastructure and technology investment opportunities are available now and end use ready sites will be ready in 2024.
- Strong public/private/academic partnership in place.
- Infrastructure designed and costed as part of a masterplan which is evolving.
- Public-private Joint Venture under consideration to drive forward delivery.
- Initial public sector infrastructure investment agreed.
- Funding earmarked through the Tay Cities Deal for smart infrastructure investment.
- A digital, Internet of Things enabled open platform fibre network for new commerce, research, manufacturing and housing to be developed during 2020.
- First phase of an electrical charging corridor for public transport, commercial and private vehicles will be completed by December 2020.
- Feasibility study for a large solar farm and other sources to provide renewable energy to the park completed, and delivery modelling being developed.
The Invest In Perth team is currently seeking interest from both existing and start-up businesses in all areas of the clean growth sector.
- Advanced manufacturing
- Energy systems
- Research and Innovation/education
- Mobility services/Transport