Review 2019-2020

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Located opposite Nissan’s car production plant, the International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) is a 370 acre development which will build on the area’s reputation for automotive manufacturing as well as the development of new technologies and, once complete, will support in the region of 7,000 jobs.

The first phase of the development covers around 125 acres on largely greenfield space and will see the construction of around 1,650,000 sq ft of manufacturing space.

A new 1km long access road was constructed with all associated utilities and drainage, and three plots totalling 623,000 sq ft have been delivered to date. Once the available space on IAMP One is close to being fully let, the team will embark on the IAMP Two infrastructure works to release the balance of developable area.

G&T provided Project Management (pre-contract) and Cost Management services throughout the project.

Developement 370 Acres
Manufacturing Space 1,650,000 sq ft

The Innovation Centre

In January 2019 the HBD team was approached by a new joint venture company set up between the North East universities and Nissan to undertake research and development into new car technologies and electric vehicles.

They needed a building and quickly – a reserved matters planning approval was achieved in record time – and construction of the 126,279 sq ft building started on site in summer 2019 and completed in spring 2020.

When the building was a few weeks from Practical Completion, the NHS elected to take over the building with immediate effect for use as an emergency Nightingale hospital to support the national response against the COVID-19 pandemic.

G&T provided Project Management and Employer’s Agent services from the first occupier enquiry through to successful completion and handover to the NHS.

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