Construction to start on new McLaren car factory

Grant Prior 8 months ago

Construction will start next month on a new £50m manufacturing plant for McLaren Automotive Limited near Sheffield.

The Waverley site is growing rapidly

The supercar firm has signed a 20-year lease on a new 75,000 sq ft bespoke unit at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) at Waverley.

Regeneration and property specialist Harworth Group will oversee design and built work which starts in August.

McLaren is expected to take occupation of the new unit in summer 2018.

Itwill act as McLaren’s new ‘Composites Technology Centre’, developing and building carbon-fibre tubs around which its vehicles are built.

The move to the AMP follows McLaren’s announcement earlier this year to create 200 jobs at the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District as part of its research partnership with the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre which is already based at the AMP.

Harworth has also sold 8.17 acres of land to Taylor Wimpey to build a further 130 homes on its Waverley development.

Owen Michaelson, Chief Executive Officer, said: “This announcement continues to demonstrate the fundamental strength of our regional residential and commercial markets.

“We are delighted to welcome McLaren to the AMP and to be able to support them in their ongoing growth.

“We are maintaining development momentum at the AMP and demand for new units remains high, with the McLaren deal demonstrating how the Harworth offering has evolved to incorporate the design and build of specialist purpose built units on behalf of blue-chip occupiers.

“The sale of residential plots to Taylor Wimpey marks our ninth sale of engineered housing land on Waverley.

“This will add to the 650 homes that have already built and occupied on the site since 2012, reflecting good demand for our engineered brownfield land from housebuilders.”

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