Sheffield Business Park (SBP), one of the largest business parks in Yorkshire, has received approval of its Phase 4 expansion plan.
The plan will see the 18 Acres (7.3 ha) of land between Europa Link and the A630 dual carriageway in Rotherham transformed with the potential to bring an additional 1,000 jobs to the park.
Located at the centre of Sheffield City Region’s recently launched Global Innovation Corridor, the site sits in close proximity to Junctions 33 & 34 of the M1 and Sheffield Business Park boasts excellent transport links to Sheffield City Centre as well as nearby Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
Phase 4 will create a prominent business gateway to Sheffield’s wider Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID), with the development set to include building footprints ranging from 10,764 sq. ft to 107,649 sq. ft of B1b (research and development), B1c (industrial process), B2 (general industrial) and B8 (storage and distribution) facilities.
SBP were advised by a lead consultancy team to support on the planning application including Turley Planning Consultancy, Bond Bryan Architects, WSP and JPG Engineers.
Graham Sadler, managing director at SBP, said: “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.
“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.”
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 further complement the region’s Advanced Manufacturing specialism and provide opportunities for both OEM and their supply chain partners to co-locate in order to be situated close to world-leading manufacturing expertise and improve the efficiencies of any collaborations.
There are currently around 2,000 employees based at Sheffield Business Park and a further 1,000 roles could be created as a direct result of this expansion during construction and occupancy stages, significantly adding to the region’s economic base.
SBP have appointed the Sheffield office of Knight Frank as sole agents.