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R-evolution @ the AMP' launches the next stage of development at the AMP

posted 3 May 2013, 02:44 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 3 May 2013, 02:45 ]
Bosses at the AMP have welcomed the news that 'R-evolution @ the AMP' has been launched as the next stage of development on the UK's premier advanced manufacturing technology park.

The development from Harworth Estates is expected to provide around 200,000 sq ft of high quality, modern, flexible industrial units targeting companies seeking to relocate onto the prestigious AMP, on a site area  of 12.94 acres / 5.23 hectares

The decision to bring forward this development has been based both on the success of the original Evolution@ the AMP units which are now fully let and the progress across the wider AMP that is currently seeing construction of the new Rolls-Royce advanced blade casting facility and the University of Sheffield's AMRC Training Centre and the Design & Prototyping Centre.

The new R-evolution development also falls within a designated Enterprise Zone site with incentives to benefit new occupiers coming to the Park.

Simon Spode, AMP marketing manager commented; "The announcement of the R-evolution development is great news for the AMP. At a time when interest in the Park is at its highest ever level it is important that we're providing a wide variety of property options for the businesses that wish to benefit from being located at the centre of the UK's advanced manufacturing heartland.

"There's a real buzz around the Park, both with the new facilities under construction and the game-changing new technologies and products that are being developed here. Whether it's from the large research organisations or smaller SME firms, the spirit of innovation and collaboration in our businesses is great to see."    
Duncan Armstrong-Payne, Harworth Estates Development Manager for the Waverley site said ...

"The next phase is targeted at the local, national and international Manufacturing Sector.  We want to continue the success of the AMP by providing business space for local companies to expand and to attract national and international companies to work alongside the existing businesses on the park. R-evolution will be a new, high quality development, providing a range of industrial units, sized from 10,000 sq ft to 50,000 sq ft on the UK's premier advanced manufacturing technology park.

" However, with a total of 80 acres available across the remainder of the park, we are already in discussions with businesses that are looking for much larger premises and all of this bodes well for employment across the area."

" We are working with a range of manufacturing companies to meet market demand from people who want to be at the 'Mayfair address' for advanced manufacturing. 

"There is a real buzz around the park at the moment and to see cranes across the Waverley skyline shows confidence in the site and the growth of the Sheffield City Region as a whole. The AMP is part of the wider Waverley development that is creating skilled jobs and new quality homes. With over 30 families now moved in on the site and many more to come together with continued expansion of the AMP, Waverley is fast becoming the most important regeneration site in the area".

Chris Scholey, Local Enterprise Partnership Board Member and Chair of the Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone Governance Board, added:

"It is understandable that international business leaders want to be able to join our growing Modern Manufacturing and Technology community as quickly as possible - and ready-to-use industrial premises make the transition easy for them.

"Industrial units on the Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone are in extremely high demand. I'd recommend that Modern Manufacturing and Technology businesses move quickly if they want to be part of the Advanced Manufacturing Park, which is already home to world-class organisations including Boeing and Rolls-Royce."