Factory of the Future build begins

Construction has started on a state-of-the-art Factory of the Future at Global Point in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland.Led by Queen’s University Belfast, the project is key to an exciting future for advanced manufacturing in Northern Ireland.US Special Envoy to NI for Economic Affairs Joe Kennedy III joined Queen’s University vice-chancellor Sir Ian Greer and Mayor of Antrim Neil Kelly on a site visit along with key representatives from industry, government and academia.

They marked a major milestone for the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) through a £100m investment, expected to create up to 1500 jobs across Northern Ireland, contribute £1bn to the economy and train 300 apprentices by 2050.Due to open in 2026, the 10,000 sq m manufacturing and engineering innovation centre with capacity for 150 staff, will provide open access to the latest digital, automation and robotics technology.

More information www.qub.ac.uk/Business/AMIC