The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) will be a nationally important and internationally respected location for advanced manufacturing and European-scale supply chain industries.
Spread across 150 hectares, IAMP will provide over 390,000m2 of industrial floorspace alongside new infrastructure and services, creating an attractive working environment for businesses to thrive.
IAMP, a joint venture between Sunderland City Council and South Tyneside Councils and their Development Partner HBD, has the potential to create around 7,000 new jobs in the North East, plus thousands more in supply chain companies.
Manufacturers locating on the site will benefit from being at the heart of a region that has an international reputation for manufacturing excellence. The site is in close proximity to Nissan’s Sunderland plant with easy access to road, sea and rail networks for importing and exporting goods across the UK, and globally.
£42m has been pledged through the Local Growth Deal through the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) towards infrastructure including new roads, bridges and environmental enhancements to support the development, and forms part of the overall £102m pot including council contributions and city deal grant.
IAMP is already home to SNOP, Faltec and soon the Envision AESC gigaplant, which has planning approval with construction starting imminently, and a further unit is currently being marketed following its temporary use as a Nightingale Hospital.
A planning application for outline consent for five industrial units and factory spaces in the northern quarter of the site was submitted in May 2022, these latest proposals have the potential to create 3,150 jobs and 1.8m sqft of business space to help attract new manufacturers to the region and allow those already here space to grow.
A further application for the highway infrastructure associated with this phase of IAMP will be considered by the local planning authorities. This application includes dualling of the A1290 and the construction of a new spine road to enable work in the northern development area. These improvements will increase capacity and enhance the road network across IAMP and follow a £51m upgrade of the Downhill A19 junction and £130m upgrade of Testos junction, which aid traffic movements to and from the manufacturing hub.
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