Lindum built a new 100,000sq ft factory for the production of high-end sportswear for top-flight athletes at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham.
Our client was regeneration company Harworth Group, which owns the manufacturing park. The end user was SBD Apparel, which manufactures premium performance clothing worn by elite strength and fitness athletes across the world.
The finished building included 52,500 sq ft of production floor space and 30,000 sq ft of offices over three floors, plus warehousing, car parking and land for expansion. It was expected to create more than 200 jobs when fully operational.
SBD Apparel invested £9.38m in land acquisition, development and final fit out costs, allowing it to bring its five existing buildings together on one single site, whilst quadrupling its floor space.
Its plans also include purchase of additional space at the new premises to pave the way for the business to expand in a second phase, allowing extension to the rear of the building to add a further 70,000 sq ft unit, which would double its capacity.
The Advanced Manufacturing Park is part of the 740-acre Waverley scheme, which is Harworth’s flagship development on the former Orgreave coal mining site.
It is home to some of the world’s biggest manufacturers including Rolls Royce, Boeing and McLaren Automotive. Technology developed at the AMP is already being utilised in leading edge projects including Formula One, the military and commercial aircraft.
SBD Apparel was awarded a £1.5m Business Investment Fund grant from the Sheffield City Region (SCR) to enable the expansion.