AMP Waverley: logistics solutions for high value markets
At the heart of Yorkshire’s economic renaissance sits the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) – part of Waverley, Yorkshire’s largest ever mixed-use brownfield development.
The AMP is part of the 740-acre Waverley site – Yorkshire’s largest ever mixed-use brownfield development. Over half of the AMP’s 150 acres has been developed over the past ten years and is home to global manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce and Boeing, alongside high-value SMEs including Dormer Tools and Sandvik. Products developed and built at Waverley include parts for the Dreamliner and Bloodhound SSC – the British-built car bidding to become the first land-based 1000 mph vehicle.
Iain Thomson, Partnerships Manager for Harworth Estates, explains the importance of a site like the AMP in demonstrating the breadth of the PLP offer:
‘Logistics needs to be thought of as going beyond simply ‘storage and distribution for retail’ and to encompass the supply chain requirements of high-value local economies. AMP will enable ‘just in time’ supply chain management to support the growing automotive and aeronautical engineering sector.’
2014 has seen yet more development at the AMP. On-site construction work of ‘R-evolution’ has begun – a scheme of four bespoke units totalling 117,000 sq. ft of internal space. Crucially, two of these units represent the first speculative development in Yorkshire since the economic downturn in 2008.
‘Demand for space is extremely high’, adds Iain ‘and we are now bringing forward plans on a further 27 acres. By the time it is fully built out, Waverley will have over 5,000 people employed on the site with an estimated GVA of £300 million per annum.
‘We are confident that the development of the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Waverley will become a site at the heart of the North’s economic renaissance.’