R-evolution at the AMP Gains Outline Planning Consent

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council today gave consent for 100,000 sq ft of industrial units on 7 acres of land at Harworth’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham, Yorkshire.

The development, called ‘R-evolution @ The AMP’, will offer a range of units from 10,000 sq ft to 30,000 sq ft. Harworth is also in ongoing discussions with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council about the potential for securing a funding package for the development.

Campbell Carruth, Business Space Director 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 to match that already on the site.”

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.”

‘R-evolution @ The AMP’ is located at Harworth’s Waverley site, which is being transformed into Yorkshire’s largest-ever mixed-use development. The 740-acre development comprises an Advanced Manufacturing Park with world-leading occupiers, employment development and a new community of 4,000 homes along with shops, restaurants, schools, leisure & community facilities and parks.

The Advanced Manufacturing Park is home to the likes of Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Castings Technology International (CTI), Dormer Tools, Sandvik Coromant and TWI. Barton Willmore acted as planning consultant.