THE AMP is at the heart of the uk's rebalancing
The AMP is already home to some of the World’s biggest manufacturers. Technology developed at the AMP is already being utilised in leading edge projects including Formula One, the military and commercial aircraft, with over 2,000 people already working from the sites c. 1.4m sq. ft of built space.
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 is the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), with Harworth practically completing the build of their new nuclear fusion research facility in September 2020 – two weeks ahead of schedule. 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.