Harworth Advanced Manufacturing Park moves ahead

Property and land regeneration firm Harworth Group announced it has secured planning consent for the direct development of 93,000 sq. ft of employment space at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

Over 1.5 million sq. ft of space has been developed to date at the AMP, with occupiers including Rolls Royce, Boeing, McLaren Automotive and the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

The next phase of the AMP and will see the delivery of three buildings ranging from 17,000 sq. ft to 44,000 sq. ft, to be marketed as “R-Evolution Phase 4”.

The buildings will include office space covering 10% of the floor area, and will be designed for sub-division into units as small as 5,000 sq. ft.

The AMP covers a 150-acre site just minutes from Junction 33 of the M1, and benefits from Government Enterprise Zone status. Harworth secured outline planning consent to develop 2.1 million sq. ft of employment space at the site in 2011.

The units will be marketed by Knight Frank.

Harworth Group Chief Operating Officer Andrew Blackshaw said: “The AMP is a nationally significant centre of excellence for advanced manufacturing and innovation, and testament to Harworth’s ability to deliver large-scale regeneration and attract world-class occupiers to our sites.

“This next phase of direct development will support the creation of additional high-skill jobs and investment opportunities to the local area.”

Chris Davidson, Joint Regional Director for Yorkshire & Central, Harworth Group, said: “We are incredibly proud of the development and growth of the AMP to date.

“R-Evolution Phase 4 will offer the next generation of high-quality and flexible units at the site, built to a high environmental specification.

“We expect them to attract a wide range of potential occupiers, further enhancing the occupier line-up of innovative manufacturing businesses at the AMP.”