The Ayrshire Manufacturing Investment Corridor project (AMIC) and the Ayrshire Engineering Park are two of the four Ayrshire Growth Deal projects to be created in East Ayrshire. Together they are branded as the Ayrshire Innovation Park.
In May 2023 East Ayrshire Council Cabinet decided that the two projects would be co-located within Moorfield, Kilmarnock.
As part of the next stage of development, East Ayrshire Council is now consulting on the outline designs for these projects.
Ayrshire Engineering Park (AEP)
The Park will concentrate on the Engineering & light manufacturing sector in Ayrshire. It will provide high quality industrial premises of up to 7250 square metres of units for growth and expansion of the existing engineering business base, and to attract inward investment.
This project is being funded by £12 million from the Scottish Government, and £4 million from East Ayrshire Council.
Ayrshire Manufacturing Investment Corridor Project (AMIC)
New product development and innovation are key catalysts for business growth in the food and drink sector. AMIC will establish a food and drink centre of excellence with onsite support and nine incubator units. This will support both the creation of new businesses and growth of existing businesses in the food and drink sector.
It will also address market failure with investment in commercial space (2700 square metres) and will deliver on the need for high quality premises to support business growth and internationalisation opportunities.
For further information on the proposed site layout and suggested precedent images please click here.
As part of the pre-application consultation process, the project team are holding two public consultation events to which you are invited to attend. The events will take place on;
Monday 18th September 2023 at Grange Academy 4.15pm – 8pm Grange Academy – Grange Campus, Beech Avenue, Kilmarnock KA1 2EN
Wednesday 4th October 2023 at Crosshouse Church Hall 1pm – 5pm Crosshouse Church Hall – 25 Kilmarnock Road, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock, KA2 0EZ
Details of the site and the proposal will be displayed at the event and members of the team will be present in order to answer any questions which may arise.
Having seen our plans, we’d like to invite you to share your views and ideas in this short questionnaire.