Rolls Royce invest £11m in Advanced Manufacturing Park

AROUND 32 acres of land in Rotherham have been sold to Rolls-Royce in an £11 million deal.

Harworth Estates completed the deal at the at the Advanced Manufacturing Park near Catcliffe as part of Rolls-Royce's plans for a new operation making blades for jet engines and parts for nuclear power stations which could create 300 jobs.

Owen Michaelson, managing director of Harworth Estates, said: “We are delighted to have Rolls-Royce as our new principal occupier on the AMP site which helps to underpin the support and trust we have had from Rotherham Council, Sheffield Council and Yorkshire Forward.”

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The Advanced Manufacturing Park is being developed to create a world class business and manufacturing centre and is home to technology companies including Castings Technology International, Boeing and Dormer Tools.