Plans emerge for 126,279 sq ft at IAMP

A PLANNING application for a 126,279 sq ft manufacturing and innovation facility, that will lie at the heart of the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP), has been submitted this week.

Just days after the announcement that a second manufacturing plant on IAMP will be considered by Sunderland City Council’s planning committee, a further application has been submitted for The Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Advanced Manufacturing (CESAM), a space that will provide RD&I (Research, Development and Innovation) and training facilities for businesses in the North East to tap into.

IAMP is being delivered in a joint venture between Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council, with Henry Boot Developments (HBD) appointed as delivery partner. The announcement of yet another planning application for the site is a shot in the arm for the North East’s manufacturing sector, which is expected to see more than 7,000 new jobs created by IAMP over the next 10-15 years, bringing in more than £400 million private sector investment.

The CESAM facility will ensure that manufactures in the region and beyond have access to cutting-edge open innovation, adoption and knowledge transfer, providing a catalyst for sustainable productivity improvement.

Located next to the UK’s largest car manufacturing plant at Nissan, IAMP will provide a bespoke, world-class environment for advanced manufacturers from a range of industries, as well as the automotive supply chain, with 4,200,000 sq ft of floor space available.

IAMP One covers 150 acres and will deliver 1.6m sq ft of advanced manufacturing and industrial space. The second phase will provide an additional 2.6m sq ft, creating a scheme of significant size and scale.

UK Government has pledged £42m from the Local Growth Deal through the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) towards infrastructure including new roads, bridges and environmental enhancements to support the development.

The Local Growth Deal is supporting major capital investments to promote innovation, economic and skills infrastructure and sustainable transport as part of the North East Growth Deal.

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