The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing

The success of the University is evident in the Sheffield City Region. We initially developed our Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Catcliffe in Rotherham over ten years ago.

Since then, it has become the world-leading centre for advanced manufacturing, translating research and knowledge developed at the University into practical applications for some of the world’s best known aerospace and other high value manufacturing industries.

Since the original building opened in 2004, four further new buildings and two extensions have been added to provide a current total of around 30,000 sq. m of accommodation. As well as securing its own impressive growth, the AMRC has also played a pivotal role in attracting other companies to the area.

50 acres of land have now been secured at Sheffield Business Park – just on the other side of the Parkway from the existing AMRC – for further developments in this exciting sector.

The first development on AMRC 2 is Factory 2050 which will combine a range of technologies, including advanced robotics, flexible automation, unmanned workspace, off-line printing in virtual environments linked to plug-and-play robotics, 3D printing from flexible automated systems, man-machine interfaces, and new programming and training tools.

Work is currently underway on developing a campus masterplan for AMRC 2, promoting opportunities for further University research centres and for original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) to co-locate on adjacent land, strengthening the opportunities for collaborative research and manufacturing initiatives.

This masterplan will be the subject of a separate consultation.

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Factory 2050


Sheffield Business Park