Renfrewshire Council

Paisley to AMIDS transport links

Details of a transport project called AMIDS South to improve links, connect communities and bolster business growth between Paisley town centre and the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS).

The AMIDS South project

We are looking to create new routes between Paisley town centre and AMIDS, with a road bridge crossing the White Cart and an east-west link road, all with accompanying walking and cycling options.

We would build the new roads, bridge, cycling and walking routes through a project called AMIDS South, which is 90% funded by the UK Government Levelling Up Fund, with the rest paid by Renfrewshire Council.

It would include:

  • a 1.7 kilometre gateway route along Abercorn Street and Harbour Road to Inchinnan Road
  • a road bridge crossing the White Cart river at Harbour Road
  • an east-west road from Renfrew Road to the bridge crossing
  • dedicated cycling and walking provision along the full route and extended into Gallowhill
  • street design improvements and traffic management measures to reduce and slow traffic on Love Street
  • environmental improvements along the White Cart river clearing debris and enhancing riverside biodiversity.

The project benefits

Economic projections found the project could bolster the local economy by an additional £136 million and cut carbon emissions by 21,700 tonnes while helping existing and new companies to grow, creating new job opportunities for years to come.

AMIDS South will:

  • improve the links between Paisley, AMIDS and Glasgow Airport
  • create better connections to work, studies and leisure pursuits
  • deliver improved walking and cycling links
  • connect communities either side of the White Cart river to employment and education
  • make it easier to get to Renfrew Road developments at the former Chivas site including the new Paisley Grammar School Community Campus
  • provide a safe pedestrian and cycle link under Renfrew Road from Gallowhill Road
  • enable business growth with increased access for customers and suppliers
  • open up and enhance the environment along the White Cart river
  • cut congestion and implement traffic calming measures in residential areas like on Love Street.

Route maps and illustrations

Select a section of the route to see the route design and visualisations of the completed works.

AMIDS South full route [1MB]

Abercorn Street [3MB]

Harbour Road [3MB]

White Cart road bridge [5MB]

East-West road from Renfrew Road to the bridge crossing [4MB]

Feedback survey

An online survey on the plans has now closed, the feedback provided helping inform a planning application which was submitted in summer 2022.