Tetra Tech provided multidisciplinary service for the BREEAM Excellent-rated Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) Technology centre.
This nationally important facility marks the largest single brownfield regeneration development in South Yorkshire, requiring our engineering, planning, and environment experts to overcome complex ground conditions to deliver site infrastructure and secure planning permissions.
A powerhouse of a centre for technology companies
The AMP accommodates high-tech companies in advanced manufacturing and research. It is home to many world-class companies and research organisations, from global blue-chip firms that include Rolls-Royce and Boeing, to the University of Sheffield, and start-up companies developing innovative and disruptive technologies.
The 280-hectare WNC development will deliver a balanced, sustainable mix of employment (including the AMP) over the next 20 years, in addition to approximately 3,890 new homes, retail and leisure facilities, and extensive open spaces.
Planning and designing around sustainability
Our involvement began as the planning agent for development of the reclaimed site on the former Orgreave and Waverley colliery complex. This included providing Environmental Impact Assessment, Traffic Impact Assessment, and Section 106 negotiations to successfully secure planning permissions. We then provided extensive site investigations across the 40-hectare site while acting as Lead Consultant to deliver site infrastructure and a range of in-house environmental, CDM coordination, and quantity surveying services.
Sustainability was a central tenet of the development. Our initial appraisal for the planning application was subsequently formulated into a comprehensive energy strategy setting out low-carbon and renewable technology proposals while assessing regulatory demands and implications of the zero-carbon agenda for all buildings onsite.
Recognising our existing site knowledge, the developer, Haworth Estates, retained Tetra Tech for the provision of infrastructure design services for the 30-hectare Highfield Commercial Office Park. We also lent civil and structural engineering and environmental services to support the outline planning application for the wider Waverley New Community (WNC) development.
Our engineering, highways and drainage services for this project focused on creating strategies that would allow for delivery of infrastructure to develop serviced land plots. The environmental services included renewable and sustainable energy strategy advice, sustainability appraisal, waste management strategies, climate change adaptation, and carbon footprint analysis.