Inverness Campus

Key Sectors: Industrial and manufacturing, Life sciences and biotech, Tourism and hospitality


Inverness Campus is an exceptionally high quality environment for business, research and learning with a focus on life sciences and technology. Purpose-built as a collaborative centre to encourage innovation and joint working between commerce and academia, the 215 acre site is owned by regional development agency Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE).

Inverness Campus is located to the east of the city centre, just 5 minutes by car from the railway station and a short 15 minute drive from the airport – which has links to key European hubs. The Campus is situated at the junction of two major trunk roads – the A9 from the south and A96 to the east, allowing excellent car access to all Scotland’s major cities.

The Campus is already home to sixteen Life Science and Technology businesses and a workplace for more than 900 people. The site offers quality office space and research labs. Scotland’s newest university has a base at the Campus and there is purpose-built student accommodation. Pipeline projects include a 130 bed hotel and a large collaborative project between NHS, HIE and the university.

Over £110m has been invested at the site so far. Outline planning permission is in place for 55,000m² of development with some 15,000m² remaining in the first phase development.


  • Inverness Campus offers the co-locate with Scotland’s newest tertiary university, alongside other higher education institutions and research organisations
  • Inverness is a fast-growing city with a skilled, motivated and loyal workforce.
  • Inverness Campus houses a vibrant and growing Life Sciences commercial community. It is adjacent to research-friendly teaching hospital.
  • Inverness is a relatively small city (population circa 60,000) which serves as an administrative hub for a very large hinterland
  • The infrastructure for first phase of the site was completed in 2015 providing 17 fully serviced plots of varying sizes. Master-planning for future phases will start soon.
  • Inverness Campus is known for its ethos of collaboration and open innovation.

Ruaraidh MacNeil
Project Director
T: +44 (0) 7766133726
E: Ruaraidh.MacNeil@hient.co.uk


Six plots with Life Science enterprise area status

Over 6,500 students

Two research institutions

Clinical Research facility

Two purpose built collaborative centres


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