Anchoring investment in the UK’s regions

When the HVM Catapult was created in 2011, its footprint reflected the locations of the seven founding centres which came together to boost UK manufacturing performance.


Today we are drawing in and anchoring investment from around the world to the UK’s regions, attracting multinational firms and national institutions with access to our expertise and creating new UK jobs in the process.

Our Centres often contribute to regenerating historically neglected areas, bringing high skilled jobs and prosperity back to deprived communities.

The map shows our current locations across the country, accompanied by some key developments from the past year.



From industrial unrest to industrial innovation

Built close to the site of the historic Orgreave coking plant, the Advanced Manufacturing Park is a beacon of industrial transformation. With the AMRC as anchor tenant from its launch, the cluster of global companies and their supply chains now established on the site is the most concentrated manufacturing base in the UK. Read more.


WMG drives future mobility in the West Midlands

With a variety of urban and rural environments and a large transport infrastructure, the West Midlands is the perfect place to develop the future of mobility. WMG plays a pivotal role in creating a regional centre for transport innovation. Read more.

Boeing touches down in Scotland

2019/20 was a great year for manufacturing investment in Scotland. Over the year, the AFRC’s success has spurred investment in a larger National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), of which the AFRC forms a vital part. Read more. 


Investment in Lancashire with MTC Liverpool

Continuing a strong partnership with academia in the North West, the MTC has successfully established a base in the heart of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter, strategically positioned to mobilise partnerships with regional universities and allow local businesses to test their processes in a de-risked environment. Read more.


Nuclear AMRC anchors manufacturing in Derby

A year after its launch, Nuclear AMRC Midlands is delivering innovative projects in sensors, control systems and digital manufacturing, and helping the region’s young people develop skills for the future workforce. Read more.


AMRC Cymru opens for business in North Wales

AMRC Cymru, a new £20m state-of-the-art research and development facility in Broughton, has been described by Welsh government ministers as a “game changer” for the economies of North Wales and the northern powerhouse. Read more.


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