Sutherland Spaceport construction

The latest community updates in relation to Sutherland Spaceport

Sutherland Spaceport (formally Space Hub Sutherland) was granted planning permission in November 2020 and in November 2022 it was announced that Orbex will build and operate the facility.

This page will be used to share updates on construction progress, the Community Liaison Group and spaceport related news stories and jobs. More details about the launch site and why the north of Scotland is a great place to launch satellites can be found on our Launch Site page.


Construction update

Work at Sutherland Spaceport began in April 2023.

  • The bellmouth of the spaceport site has now been created.
  • 17 local passing places have been improved (in line with the planning permission).
  • Work on the access road and car park has now begun.

We'll post regular progress updates here.

There is currently no traffic management in place in relation to the construction.

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Media Updates and Community Liaison Group News

In this section we share media updates that have been issued in relation to the construction works and Spaceport Community Liaison Group information.

Next Stage of Development Starts for Sutherland Spaceport

12 June 2023

Construction to Commence on Passing Places Agreed as Part of Planning Conditions for Sutherland Spaceport

12 May 2023

Construction Set to Commence at Sutherland Spaceport

21 April 2023

Community Liaison Group - Terms of Reference - updated

19 September 2023

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