Nearly 1.5m sq ft of space has already been delivered over the past ten years, with nearly 2,000 people already employed at the AMP. Nearly 100 companies are located on the AMP including Nuclear AMRC (a Westinghouse, Areva, Sheffield Forgemasters joint venture), The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), a Boeing / University of Sheffield partnership; Rolls-Royce and McLaren Automotive – McLaren’s new technology centre opened in October 2018 to specialise in the research and production of carbon fibre tubs, employing 250 people.
The latest occupier to join the AMP will be the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) where works to build their new 25,000 sq ft unit started at the end of 2019. Once built, the facility will be used to support the UKAEA’s research and development in to the commercialization of nuclear fusion as a source of sustainable energy and is expected to create 40 high skilled jobs.
As part of the AMP, Harworth have also built twelve ‘R-evolution’ units over two phases ranging between 4,961 and 17,359 sq ft in size to support the company’s income generation portfolio. The latest phase of ‘R-evolution’ units – Phase 3 – achieved practical completion in August 2018, delivering a further 55,750 sq ft of employment space with two of these units already leased by existing AMP occupiers, Bodycote, to expand their operations on site.