Lindum Group is getting to work on the next phase of the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham on behalf of regeneration company Harworth Group Plc.
The AMP is part of Harworth’s Waverly development, transforming the old Orgreave coal mining site into the largest ever mixed use development site in Yorkshire.
The next phase of the AMP development, known as R-evolution Phase 4, will see the delivery of three buildings, ranging from 15,000 to 40,000 sq ft. The buildings will be for industrial, manufacturing, and research and development space. They will feature an office space, which will be designed for sub-division into units as small as 5000 sq ft.
Lindum will also create an access road to serve these and two future units.
Sustainability will be a key feature of these buildings, with EV charging points, a rainwater harvesting system, and a sustainable heating and cooling system to be installed. They will also feature solar panels across 12 percent of the roofs to offset the designed energy use of the units, with provision to allow future occupiers to increase this to 100 percent.
Lindum has brought this philosophy into the construction process, using eco cabins on site and utilising recycled products.
The units will be built to BREEAM Very Good standard.
Chris Davidson, Regional Director for Yorkshire & Central, Harworth Group plc, said: “We are incredibly proud of the development and growth of the AMP to date, and are very pleased to be working with Lindum Group again at this development.
“R-Evolution Phase 4 will offer the next generation of high-quality and flexible units at the site, built to a high environmental specification. We expect these units to attract a wide range of potential occupiers, further enhancing the line-up of innovative manufacturing businesses at the AMP.”
Lindum has previously worked on the AMP for Harworth on a 100,000 sp ft sportswear factory for SBD Apparel Ltd. It was the successful delivery of this factory that led to the recommendation Lindum continue to work on the AMP.
Work is currently progressing on the groundworks and access road infrastructure, to make sure the site it ready for the winter. Ben Marris, who was Site Manager for the SBD project and is now Project Manager on this R-evolution job, said it has been scheduled this way to present a clean, manageable site for the steel frame and cladding operations which can often be hugely impacted by poor ground conditions in the winter months.
He said: “I’ve had a lot of involvement with this site, after recently finishing the job at SBD. Having spent time in the area, I know how it can change rapidly during the winter months, so it is important we get the infrastructure and the hardstanding work done, so we have a clean site to begin work on the steel frame in the new year.
“Since we have worked with the client for a while now, we have a very good dialogue with them. We have been working closely with them to help them achieve their goals of getting this project to be carbon neutral and helping Harworth on their journey for future projects.”
James Nellist, Lindum Managing Director, said: “We are very happy to be able to continue to support Harworth Group in developing the Advanced Manufacturing Park. This is the second scheme we have worked together on and it is testament to our positive collaborative working relationship.
“It is also fantastic to see the client wanting to move towards a carbon neutral design, something we at Lindum are also very passionate about.”
The site also benefits from being a Government Enterprise Zone, providing businesses with tax breaks, and benefitting local economic growth.
Cladding and brick work is set to begin imminently in the new year.