The building will house office and R&D lab space. Credit: via FTI

Harworth ties up 47,000 sq ft deal with Danieli

A new UK head office for the Italian steel group will be built at Rotherham’s Advanced Manufacturing Park following an agreement with the Yorkshire property business.

Harworth has sold the land for the project to Danieli, and has subsequently been engaged to develop the unit in return for a management fee.

Danieli has annual revenues of £3.6bn and designs, builds and installs low emission plants for the steel industry worldwide. It will use the location as a UK head office , R&D and distribution facility.

The AMP site is already home to blue-chip occupiers such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce and the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

The new facility will occupy a prime location within the AMP next to the McLaren Automotive Composites Technology Centre, with frontage onto the Sheffield Parkway, which connects Junction 33 of the M1 to Sheffield city centre.

Work will start on the project this month and will be completed before the end of 2024.

The new headquarters will support the further growth of Danieli in the UK with laboratory facilities, and will increase its distribution capabilities five-fold.

Andrew Betts, managing director at Danieli UK, said: “Our development of a new headquarters is a landmark moment for the company and a very significant signal of our future growth in the UK.

“Danieli has enjoyed stellar growth since it launched in the UK 25 years ago and this major investment to bring all our operations onto a single site further strengthens our ability to support our partners in the UK steel and metals recycling industry as they move towards net zero.

“We first opened a 3,000 sq ft site in the Lower Don Valley in 1999 and this move to a 47,000 sq ft headquarters on the prestigious Advanced Manufacturing Park is the latest chapter in our growth story in the UK.”

Chris Davidson, regional director for Yorkshire & Central at Harworth, addeed: “Danieli is a world-leader in the supply of high-technology plant and equipment, so we are delighted that they have chosen the Advanced Manufacturing Park as the site of their UK headquarters and appointed Harworth to develop this facility.

“The AMP has established itself as an international centre of excellence for advanced manufacturing, with its recent designation as part of the UK Government’s first Investment Zone has helped to cement this reputation further, and we continue to see very strong levels of occupier interest for space at the site.”

The AMP covers a 150-acre site just minutes from Junction 33 of the M1, and benefits from Enterprise Zone and Investment Zone status.

In 2011, Harworth secured outline planning consent to develop 2.1m sq ft of employment space at the site, which was formerly home to the Orgreave colliery and coking works. More than 1.5m sq. ft of space has been developed to date.

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