Tuesday, May 12, 2009

News: Sandvik to make £4m investment in Rotherham


Plans have been submitted for a £4m facility in Rotherham for Swedish high-technology, engineering group, Sandvik.

The 10,451 sq m unit at the JF Finnegan development at Beighton Link includes 7,803 sq m for light industrial use, 2,090 sq m for offices and 557 sq m for storage and distribution.

The plans were submitted by Sheffield firm Hadfield, Cawkwell Davidson Ltd.

Sandvik are consolidating their existing premises spread over a number of smaller units. They have sites in Sheffield (Sandvik Medical Solutions & Sandvik Bioline) and in Doncaster (Sandvik Mining & Construction). They also own Dormer Tools, the cutting tool specialists who moved to the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham last year.

Sandvik has headquarters in Sandviken, Sweden and during 2008 the group had 50,000 employees and representation in 130 countries.

If planning permission is secured, the proposal could lead to 350 jobs on the site including 100 newly created posts.

The first phase of Beighton Link is complete and comprises of a range of industrial units from 316 sq m to 1,946 sq m. Occupiers include Viaturn, a supplier of heavy duty CNC lathes.

Sandvik website

Beighton Link website

Image: sandvik.com / Hadfield, Cawkwell Davidson Ltd


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