Date set for construction sector '˜innovation factory'

A £3 million 'innovation factory' for the construction sector is to open its doors in South Lanarkshire next month.

The Hamilton facility will be officially launched on 11 September. Picture: Contributed

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) facility, at Hamilton International Technology Park, will be launched on 11 September.

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Speakers at the event will include Crossrail chief executive Andrew Wolstenholme, Urban Splash chairman Tom Bloxham and Entrepreneurial Spark co-founder Jim Duffy.

CSIC chief executive Stephen Good said the site will enable firms to “innovate, take risks, explore and learn in a safe and supported environment”.

He added: “The Innovation Factory is something that the team here at CSIC has been working towards since we launched in October 2014.

“We have seen a steady increase in construction innovation over the past few years, and I hope that this new facility will inspire even more people within the industry to think outside the box.”