Harworth agrees 40,400 sq. ft letting to Calibre Scientific to support its growth at the Advanced Manufacturing Park, Yorkshire

Harworth Group plc, a leading regenerator of land and property for sustainable development and investment, has completed a c40,400 sq. ft letting to Calibre Scientific, a global life sciences and diagnostics company, at R-evolution 4, its recently completed business space development that forms part of the Advanced Manufacturing Park (‘AMP’). Located in Rotherham, Yorkshire, the AMP is home to some of the world’s biggest manufacturers including Boeing, Rolls-Royce and the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

Calibre Scientific UK has signed a new 10-year lease for Units 11A and 11B, which will be used to provide products and solutions to support the global life science industry. The letting represents a further expansion for Calibre Scientific, who already occupy over 10,000 sq. ft at the Advanced Manufacturing Park.

R-evolution 4 comprises c83,000 sq. ft of modern flexible business space. The BREEAM “Very Good” certified, EPC A rated development includes rooftop solar PV panels, LED lighting, rainwater harvesting and EV charging points.

Following practical completion in December 2023, Harworth has now leased over 50% of the space within four months of completion, with c37,500 sq. ft of space remaining available for occupation, across units 8A, 8B and 9.

“This letting demonstrates our ability to support business growth, as Calibre Scientific adds to its existing presence on the AMP by expanding into newly developed space at R-evolution 4. Together we are realising the vision and benefits to the region of enlarging this established vibrant cluster demonstrating the powerful role of the AMP as a centre of excellence for advanced manufacturing, science and innovation in the UK. We’ve experienced strong demand from occupiers for our high specification R-evolution 4 scheme, with half of the available space now let, and positive discussions ongoing with additional prospective occupiers.”

Jonathan Haigh, Chief Investment Officer, Harworth Group

“Calibre Scientific are delighted to expand our presence on the AMP, since first setting up on the park in 2022. The leasing of these new state-of-the-art units allows us to significantly expand our operations and build our global presence, while cementing our position as one of the UK’s leading and fastest growing life-science providers.

“Focusing our expansion within the AMP, demonstrates our commitment to the region, and plans to build a life-science campus, achievable through our successful partnership with the Harworth Group and other local business providers.”

Andy Wright, Head of Manufacturing, Calibre Scientific

Harworth was advised by Knight Frank and CPP.