19 June, 2020

IAMP taking shape with 623, 000 sq. ft. built out

The North East’s International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) is taking shape with the completion of three bespoke manufacturing buildings totaling 623,261 sq. ft.

The IAMP is one of the largest live schemes in the country, spanning 370-acres and expected to create more than 7,000 new jobs over the next 10-15 years. A joint venture partnership between Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council, it is being delivered by developer, HBD.

Over a third of the available space within IAMP One, the first phase of the scheme, has already been built out, with 62% remaining. The second phase will provide an additional 2.3m sq. ft.

IAMP provides a bespoke, world-class environment for advanced manufacturing and engineering businesses across a range of industries.

Tom Wheldon, Director at HBD, said: “It’s fantastic to see our first three buildings now complete – the IAMP is one of the country’s most significant schemes in terms of size, scale and economic benefit and has an important role to play in delivering the UK’s Industrial Strategy. Innovation isn’t in short supply in the North East; IAMP is about delivering the space and ecosystem to enable businesses to accelerate growth, with purpose-built buildings, an interconnected supply chain and a power infrastructure capable of 55MVA.

“The North East’s advanced manufacturing and engineering sector has huge potential for growth – its connectivity and local skills base hasn’t gone unnoticed by companies outside the UK, which is evident in the enquiries we’re receiving. The IAMP has already secured significant inward investment, and we look forward to welcoming further occupiers in the coming months.”

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