Advanced manufacturing park to create 7,000 jobs in the UK

By Sophie Chapman
Planning permission has been granted for a new manufacturing facility in the UK, located in the north east city of Sunderland. Henry Boot Developments...

Planning permission has been granted for a new manufacturing facility in the UK, located in the north east city of Sunderland.

Henry Boot Developments (HBD) has secured permission to build the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP).

The £400mn (US$530mn) facility will be build across 370-acres of land and is expected to create 7,000 jobs.

The site will be built in two phases with IAMP ONE covering 1.6sqft of advanced manufacturing and industrial space, spanning across 150-acres.

IAMP will be located next to the largest car manufacturing factory in the UK, belonging to Nissan, and will work as a automotive supply chain environment for the manufacturer.

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“IAMP is what the Northern Powerhouse is all about – it offers an unprecedented opportunity to put the Industrial Strategy into practice and supercharge the North East’s advanced manufacturing capabilities, allowing businesses to benefit from port connections, an incredible skills base and a productive workforce,” stated Vivienne Clements, HBD Director.

“IAMP will bring millions of pounds of investment into the area – hugely positive in both economic and regeneration terms.”

“This part of the world has a deserved reputation as a leading place for manufacturing and engineering, and the IAMP will build on that, creating an unrivalled location for businesses in this sector,” noted Iain Malcolm, South Tyneside Council Leader.

“We are delighted that our vision for IAMP is moving a step closer to reality, and look forward to working with our partners at Sunderland City Council, along with our development partner Henry Boot Developments and also with the North East LEP to deliver a site that will transform the regional economy.”

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