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Latest development at the AMP secures planning permission

posted 13 Dec 2013, 05:44 by RiDO Rotherham
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has awarded planning consent for 100,000 sq ft of industrial units on 7 acres of land at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham, Yorkshire.  

The development from property regeneration company Harworth Estates, called ‘R-evolution @ The AMP’, will offer a range of units from 10,000 sq ft to 30,000 sq ft. 

Owen Michaelson, Chief Executive of Harworth Estates, said:  “We are confident that this development will meet increasing market demand in a region where the availability of equivalent quality stock is reducing.

“We are delighted to have received support from Rotherham Council, whom we intend to provide with a high-quality business estate.”  

Tim O’Connell, Business Development Manager of Rotherham Investment & Development Office (RiDO), the regeneration arm of Rotherham Council added: “The Advanced Manufacturing Park has a global reputation for expertise in advanced manufacturing technology, and there is strong demand from high quality manufacturing businesses, who want to join with the world-class companies already located here in Rotherham.

“We believe that the R-evolution project will further enhance the reputation of the AMP and benefit Rotherham through the creation of more high quality jobs and investment into the borough”

The Advanced Manufacturing Park is the UK's premier advanced manufacturing technology park.  Businesses on the park already provide world-class technology solutions for use in precision industries including aerospace, defence, construction, automotive, sport and others.  It is home to world-class organisation such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Castings Technology International (CTI), Dormer Tools, Sandvik Coromant and TWI.

The AMP is part of the larger Waverley site, which is being transformed by Harworth into Yorkshire’s largest-ever mixed-use development. The 740-acre development will also comprise a new community of 4,000 homes along with shops, restaurants, schools, leisure & community facilities and parkland.