International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP)

An advanced  manufacturing Enterprise Zone site of national importance.

The International Advanced Manufacturing Park (IAMP) is a 150 hectare development site to the north of Nissan UK, Washington and adjacent to the A19 trunk road.  IAMP is designated a ‘Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project’ by Government and is being developed in partnership by Sunderland and South Tyneside Council’s,  supported by their joint venture  partner Henry Boot Developments. IAMP represents the North East LEPs biggest capital infrastructure investment to date reflecting the strategic importance and potential of the site to support the National Industrial Strategy.

IAMP will become a hub for automotive, advanced manufacturing and technology businesses, and offers Enterprise Zone incentives on the phase 1 site.  It is predicted to deliver 260,000m2 of developable floor space and 5,200 new jobs by 2027.

Work commenced with on- site infrastructure in summer 2017 and this will be on going over a few years.  Offsite site, Highway’s England are funding capacity improvements to the Testos and Downhill junctions on the A19 to ensure businesses investing in  IAMP enjoy  good access to the Port of Tyne and Port of Sunderland and the national motorway network.


Project timeline
2017 Pipeline

Start of feasibility and business case development

2018 In progress

Project approved and in construction phase

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Project Stats
Economic assets and infrastructure
Project Status
In progress
Project Location
South Tyneside, Sunderland
Project Organisation
South Tyneside Council, Sunderland City Council
Project Funding
Local Growth Fund
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