Global life sciences company expands at advanced manufacturing park

Property business, Harworth Group, has completed a 40,400 sq ft letting to Calibre Scientific, a life sciences and diagnostics company, at R-evolution 4, its recently completed business space development.

The development forms part of the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP). Located in Rotherham, the AMP is home to some of the world’s biggest manufacturers including Boeing, Rolls-Royce and the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

Calibre Scientific UK has signed a new 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 over 10,000 sq ft at the AMP.

R-evolution 4 comprises about 83,000 sq ft of modern flexible business space.

Following practical completion in December 2023, Harworth has now leased over 50% of the space within four months of completion, with about 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: “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.”

Harworth was advised by Knight Frank and CPP.

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