Rotherham council have approved plans to allow one of Yorkshire’s biggest business parks to expand, creating another 1,000 jobs for South Yorkshire.
Sheffield Business Park’s ‘Phase 4’ expansion will increase an already impressive collection of businesses based there, with 2,000 employees already working at the park.
The plan will transform 18 acres of land between Europa Link and the A630 dual carriageway in Rotherham into a gateway for Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID), with building footprints ranging from 10,764 sq. ft all the way to 107,649 sq. ft included in the development plans.
The expansion is covered to provide a lot of different developments to the park, whether that be industrial, research, or storage and distribution facilities.
Graham Sadler, Managing Director at SBP commented: “Having planning permission granted for our Phase 4 ‘masterplan’ is an excellent outcome and provides further opportunity to attract OEM companies to join existing occupiers including Boeing and McLaren at the nucleus of the AMID. This will further establish Sheffield City Region as a world class advanced manufacturing hub.”
With the business park already home to the UK’s first state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, The University of Sheffield’s Factory 2050, the Phase 4 ‘masterplan’ will complement the region’s Advanced Manufacturing specialism and provide opportunities to equipment manufacturers and their supply-chain partners to co-locate, meaning they can work together alongside other world-leading manufactures and potentially collaborate in the future.
Mr Sadler added: “I’d like to thank the whole project team and Rotherham MBC for their tremendous work and support to date. We look forward to continuing working closely together to bring our ambitious plans to life.”