More than half the R-evolution space is let. Credit: Lindum

Harworth strikes AMP deal with Calibre Scientific

Quadrupling its footprint at Rotherham’s Advanced Manufacturing Park, the life sciences company has signed for 40,400 sq ft within the R-evolution 4 development.

The AMP is home to major manufacturers such as Boeing and Rolls-Royce, along with the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

Calibre Scientific UK has signed a 10-year lease for Units 11A and 11B, which will be used to provide products and solutions to support the global life science industry. The letting represents a further expansion for Calibre Scientific, which already occupies more than 10,000 sq. ft at the AMP.

Harworth was advised by Knight Frank and CPP.

R-evolution 4 comprises 83,000 sq. ft of modern flexible business space – BREEAM “Very Good” certified and EPC A-rated, in line with Harworth’s stated goal to only hold stock future-proofed in sustainability terms, It includes rooftop solar PV panels, LED lighting, rainwater harvesting and EV charging points.

Following practical completion in December 2023, Harworth has now let more than 50% of the space within four months of completion, with 37,500 sq. ft of space remaining available for occupation across units 8A, 8B and 9.

Jonathan Haigh, chief investment officer at Harworth Group, said: “This letting demonstrates our ability to support business growth, as Calibre Scientific adds to its existing presence on the AMP by expanding into newly developed space at R-evolution 4.

“Together we are realising the vision and benefits to the region of enlarging this established vibrant cluster demonstrating the powerful role of the AMP as a centre of excellence for advanced manufacturing, science and innovation in the UK. We’ve experienced strong demand from occupiers for our high specification R-evolution 4 scheme, with half of the available space now let, and positive discussions ongoing with additional prospective occupiers.”

Andy Wright, head of manufacturing at Calibre Scientific, added: “Calibre Scientific are delighted to expand our presence on the AMP, since first setting up on the park in 2022. The leasing of these new state-of-the-art units allows us to significantly expand our operations and build our global presence, while cementing our position as one of the UK’s leading and fastest growing life-science providers.

“Focusing our expansion within the AMP, demonstrates our commitment to the region, and plans to build a life-science campus, achievable through our successful partnership with the Harworth Group and other local business providers.”

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