Contractor will build project in the city’s advanced manufacturing belt

Factory 2050 in Sheffield

Interserve has been appointed to build a £43m aerospace factory in Sheffield’s advanced manufacturing belt.

The Factory 2050 project will be built in the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

The factory will feature fully reconfigurable assembly and component research facilities equipped with advanced robotics.

Work will begin next month, with the project scheduled to open in autumn 2015.

Up to one million sq ft of research facilities are planned to be built in Sheffield’s advanced manufacturing belt over the next decade.