University’s £43m plans are set for green light

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Plans for a £43m ‘factory of the future’ are expected to get the green light tomorrow.

Sheffield University’s proposals for Sheffield Business Park, off the Parkway, aims to build on the success of the original Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

It could create 160 construction and 75 permanent jobs and is designed to help put Sheffield at the forefront of hi-tech, advanced manufacturing and research. If approved, two inter-linked buildings will be created on part of the former runway at Sheffield City Airport.