A NORTH EAST manufacturing park dubbed ‘nationally significant’ by the UK Government has reached a major milestone.

All of the developable land in the first phase of the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP One) at Sunderland has now been snapped up, with work now set to progress on the development of phase two.

Situated just north of Nissan UK, a total of more than 160k sq m of floor space at the 150-hectare manufacturing park - which is the product of a partnership between South Tyneside and Sunderland City Councils, supported by developer HBD - has been taken up, with phase two set to bring a further 221,997 sq m of much-needed prime industrial space to the market.

Since work completed on phase one of IAMP in November 2020, the development has proved an attractive proposition, with manufacturing giants such as SNOP UK, Faltec already on-site, and more recently Envision AESC, which earlier this month secured planning consent for the construction of a £450 million gigafactory battery plant, set to arrive too.

Cllr Tracey Dixon, leader of South Tyneside Council, said: “It has been a real joint effort by Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Council to bring IAMP to life over the past few years and we are absolutely thrilled with how the development has been received so far.

“We knew when the plans were initially drawn up for IAMP just how important the right infrastructure was to ensure our world-leading advanced manufacturing and engineering sectors continued to compete on the global stage and it’s been proven by the huge success of IAMP so far."


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