IAMP targets the automotive sector. Credit: IAMP brochure

Next IAMP scheme inches forward

A pair of warehouses totalling 1.1m sq ft could be the next buildings developed at the International Advanced Manufacturing Park, close to Sunderland’s Nissan plant.

Documents filed with Sunderland City Council show how further development at IAMP is being ramped up – following a hybrid consent in summer for the northern employment area, the partners in the scheme are now looking to fill out a southern plot with two big sheds and retail amenities.

The partners in the project, which is broadly billed as a development to house supply chain businesses looking to work with Nissan and other automotive manufacturers, are Sunderland and fellow council South Tyneside.

Both local authorities granted permission in August for a hybrid application covering IAMP Two – the northern employment area at IAMP.

This included detailed consent for infrastructure works that will enable the development of a further 1.8m sq ft, for which outline consent was granted.

Now, a request for screening and scoping on a remaining plot in the southern employment area, has been validated for the project, in line with Environmental Impact Assessment regulations.

The document provides some detail to what the partners wish to see brought forward in this area, a 76-acre plot directly to the north of the Nissan plant on land south of the Downhill Lane junction.

Hedley Planning Services has filed the request, on behalf of Town End Farm Partnership and IAMP LLP. WSP is working on the transport aspect, and Ryder is engaged as architect.

Included in the plans as outlined are:

  • 1,17m sq ft of industrial floorspace, with ancillary office and R&D space
  • Seven retail units totalling a combined 25,286 sq ft
  • Five start-up business units totalling 32,280 sq ft
  • A hotel of up to 21,520 sq ft
  • A drive-thru, gym and childcare units.

Full permission will initially be sought for the industrial element, and outline consent for the rest. Further information is available on Sunderland’s planning portal with the reference 23/01983/SCO.

JLL and Naylors Gavin Black are agents for IAMP.

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