Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc

Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) – Procurement Hub partnership


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A long-term partnership to redevelop a former industrial site brings wide-ranging benefits

Robertson has partnered with Dundee City Council, Michelin, and Scottish Enterprise in an ambitious joint venture to drive innovation in the Scottish economy and address the global climate emergency.

The Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) partnership was created in response to the closure of Michelin’s Dundee site in June 2020. 

MSIP Ltd will enable Scotland to be at the forefront of the climate change movement, giving the opportunity to secure jobs and the long-term future of the site, with a development that meets the future needs of Scotland and the world.

Our involvement in this Procurement Hub partnership will provide expertise, flexibility and consistency, throughout this significant redevelopment.

5 projects


2 projects

in development

A valuable partnership

Construction of the Innovation Parc gives the opportunity to secure jobs and the long-term future of the site, with a development that meets the future needs of Scotland and the world.

Working with MSIP and the consultant team, we will ensure the project is designed to cost and that maximum value for money is achieved across the entire project. 

Michelin Dundee has played a pivotal role in the region for years and we will contribute to this legacy through local supply chain employment and delivering the highest possible level of safety and quality. 

This valuable partnership is committed to working with stakeholders across the public sector and industry, to transform Dundee into a key location for an Innovation Parc focused on sustainable mobility and decarbonisation transition, and we’re proud of our important involvement. 

A multi-phased transformation

We started on site in June 2021 for Phase 1, the Incubator Building, which contains six high-specification new factory spaces for smaller tenants to develop and test proposals. 

The masterplan, designed by Holmes Miller, considers the entire 32-hectare site, ensuring it will be home to a dynamic campus dedicated to advanced manufacturing, research and innovation initiatives that drive sustainable mobility and decarbonisation. 

We have completed a number of projects as part of this wider redevelopment. This has included Fulhame Building which is an incubator for six small businesses; an Accelerator lab for training students in renewable technologies; and three infrastructure projects focused on site-wide services installation and road developments.

Our focus is on continued design development for future phases, ensuring the project objectives are fully developed and realised, creating a new legacy for Dundee and Scotland.

99.89% waste

diverted from landfill


SME spend

55% local spend

within 10 miles of site

Making an impact

Leaving a positive legacy in the areas we work is The Robertson Way. It’s something that we’re passionate about and we have shown this to be the case for many years.

An important part of this partnership with MSIP is our commitment to local community engagement throughout the project, which includes schools, colleges, universities, employability organisations and local charities.

This project has supported local businesses with 99.99 per cent of spend being with SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) with more than 55 per cent of our spend has been with businesses based under 10 miles of our site.

This demonstrates that we are supporting smaller businesses locally which is benefiting the community of Dundee.

The transformation of the MSIP site is a key part of our journey to being a world leading Innovation Parc for sustainable mobility and decarbonisation.
We want any new building at MSIP to be mindful of carbon footprint, in the design, build and
running of the space. I am confident Robertson will ensure that is the case with the Incubator Unit now underway.
Colin McIlraith
Chief Operating Officer, Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc