Harworth secures 93,000 sq. ft planning consent for the next phase of the Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham

Harworth Group plc, a leading regenerator of land and property for sustainable development and investment, announces that is 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.

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

The development will build on the success of previous similar R-Evolution phases at the AMP, with an updated and enhanced design which provides additional flexibility for occupiers wishing to adapt the space for manufacturing or warehousing. This flexibility will ensure the scheme appeals to a broad range of potential occupiers.

Units will be constructed to BREEAM “Very Good” standard, with 11% of the roof area covered by solar PV panels, and an enhanced design to allow occupiers to increase this coverage to 100%. They will also include EV charging points, rainwater harvesting and a sustainable heating and cooling system.

Development platforms are already in place and Harworth is well progressed with the building, infrastructure design and procurement process with the intention to begin work on site in Summer 2022.

The units will be marketed by Knight Frank.

“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.”

Andrew Blackshaw, Chief Operating Officer, Harworth Group plc

“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.”

Chris Davidson, Joint Regional Director for Yorkshire & Central, Harworth Group plc