JPG has been appointed by Harworth Estates to advise on the next development stage at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham. The instruction follows the recent outline planning consent to develop 5.29 acres of land in the next phase of speculative construction on the nationally significant site. Harworth announced that it will develop approximately 117,000 sq. ft of business and manufacturing floor space at the site branded ‘R-evolution @ the AMP’ and construction works began this month.
JPG is consulting on the first two speculative units comprising 30,000 sq. ft and 22,000 sq. ft (split into two). These will be of steel frame construction with concrete flooring suitable for manufacturing use. As well as the structural elements, we are providing expertise on land issues as the site is reclaimed from backfilled open cast coal workings.
JPG Project Manager, Kevin Wheldale, comments, “The site needs specific attention to the foundations solution since historically it was backfilled to a depth of around 50 metres and the long term settlement effects need to be assessed. We are also advising on adopted highways and drainage to support the longer term development of the site.”
JPG was appointed to the project due to our considerable experience in delivering solutions for manufacturing use where there is a need for highly specific provisions. It is currently advising on the new 722,000 sq ft Haribo factory in West Yorkshire.
‘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 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 organisations such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Castings Technology International (CTI), Dormer Tools, Sandvik Coromant and TWI. The Park still has four employment phases comprising 68 acres available for a variety of employment uses, all of it benefitting from Enterprise Zone status.