HTA Real Estate instructed to market advanced manufacturing facility by Sunderland City Council

1st December 2021

An advanced manufacturing facility in Sunderland is on the market and set to return to its intended use after serving as the North East’s Nightingale Hospital.

HTA Real Estate have been instructed by Sunderland City Council to bring to the market Unit 6, which stands on International Drive at the International Advanced Manufacturing Park – a development that spans Sunderland and South Tyneside – which could be ready for a new occupier by summer 2022. 

The 124,976 sq ft detached facility was constructed to a high specification on a fully secure site, that is well connected to major spine roads and just minutes from Nissan. The facility includes significant factory and warehousing space, as well as 27,000 sq ft of Grade A open-plan offices on the ground and first floor.  The factory floor features two 15T gantry cranes, 12m eaves height, 75kn sq m floor loading capacity and seven loading doors, externally, there are 300 car parking spaces and 12 EV charging points. 

Located to the North of the IAMP development, which is home to French car parts business SNOP and Japanese tier one supplier Faltec, Unit 6 was completed in 2020, but quickly converted into a Nightingale Facility before ever being used as a manufacturing facility.  It will stand alongside Envision AESC’s new Gigafactory - planning permission for which was granted earlier this year – which is a cornerstone of Nissan 36Zero EV Hub, a £1bn new eco-system that puts Sunderland at the heart of Europe’s electric revolution.

The factory is just 0.5 miles from the A19, which connects to the A1 approximately 5.5 miles to the west and enjoys close connectivity to Port of Sunderland and Port of Tyne.

Simon Hill a Director at HTA Real Estate commented “ This is an exceptional facility and it is unique to have a factory available to the market of such a high specification. The facility will appeal to a wide range of occupiers and will generate good demand due to its location”.