Developing Scotland’s £250 million offsite manufacturing sector.

Dr. Robert Hairstans

With growing construction needs for housing and future schools and the shortage of specialist on site skills, offsite manufacturing (OSM) can play an important role in the delivery of the UK’s future building stock. The Centre for Offsite Construction & Innovative Structures ( COCIS) has led several key projects to support new offsite innovations, SME company growth and developed a new Offsite Hub for Scotland with the support of the UK Commission for Skills and Employment.

With the sector due to double over the next 5 years COCIS has played an integral role towards this growth trajectory through the applied research and knowledge exchange which has been undertaken.