AMRC2 Given Green Light from Sheffield City Council

A leading manufacturing and engineering recruiter has today welcomed news that plans to develop an advanced manufacturing and research facility that could house up to 1,800 jobs has been approved by the Council.

Destined for the site of the former Sheffield City Airport just off the City’s Parkway the campus is expected to span more than 1.3 million sq ft of buildings; comprising of about 860,000 sq ft of advanced manufacturing and research space, as well as more than 480,000 sq ft for training, conferencing and recreation facilities.

Plans for the Sheffield University backed project, known as AMRC2, were drawn up by Architect Bond Bryan and submitted by DLP Planning. The project is now awaiting final approval from the Secretary of State before work commences.

Media reports following the announcement suggest that it is likely to contribute anything up to £74.2m in gross value added to the local economy.

John Bohan, head of manufacturing and engineering at Elevation Recruitment Group, said: “This is excellent news for both the region, and the manufacturing industry.

“The Advanced Manufacturing Park at Waverley is now well established and is home to the region’s first AMRC; as well as some of the industry’s most influential brands – including Rolls-Royce – and a plethora of smaller, emerging companies developing next generation technology.

“This further development just over the Parkway will help to further establish South Yorkshire as a leader in this field.”

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