automotive technology centre AMP Rotherham

Progress races ahead on the AMP Rotherham

JPG were part of the design and construction team who created the latest state-of-the-art building located on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham. JPG worked alongside the architects The Harris Partnership, The contractor JF Finnegan’s and the project Managers Burnley Wilson Fish.

Last week a key milestone was marked at the Yorkshire manufacturing centre that from 2019 will start producing carbon fibre tubs for a world-class automotive manufacturer of luxury sports cars and supercars.

The AMP Rotherham is a dynamic business community developed by Harworth Group and is internationally renowned for cutting-edge manufacturing, developing Aerospace, Formula One and Olympic sports equipment-related products amongst others.  It is situated just 2 minutes from Junction 33 of the M1 providing excellent access to the rest of the UK.

JPG are proud to be part of the journey which help to build this “world-class” facility in Sheffield paving the way for a ‘new’ Sheffield from coal and steel to high performance components for the automotive as well as the aerospace sector.

Here is some time lapse images courtesy of Harworth Group of the building coming to life .



McLaren race ahead on new Technology Centre

A purpose built, multimillion pound Composites Technology Centre for supercar manufacturer, McLaren has received planning approval  for the development on a 1.98 hectare site on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham.

Designs have been drawn up for Harworth Group plc by The Harris Partnership and Barton Willmore, with the engineering design undertaken by JPG. The plans pave way for the next commercial development – AMPlify, a further 460,000 sq ft of prime space on the AMP. The development includes the creation of a single 75,000 sq ft building for B1, B2 and B8 uses along with associated access, parking, and servicing, landscaping and other infrastructure.

The announcement builds on the continued international success of the AMRC as an epicentre of regional and national economic impact, a source of life-changing apprenticeship opportunities for young people in industry and a large-scale innovation hub for some of the world’s most dynamic businesses.

Developed with the support of Sheffield City Council, the Composites Technology Centre will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of advanced carbon fibre chassis for McLaren Automotive’s supercars. The partnership will create more than 200 jobs through a combined investment of nearly £50 million.