Infinity Park Derby


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Infinity Park Derby

Infinity Park is a 100-acre commercial and technology park located to the south of Derby, next to the world headquarters of Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace and within close proximity to global names in advanced manufacturing, including Toyota Manufacturing (UK), Alstom and JCB.

It is located near J3 of the A50, giving easy access to the area’s major arterial routes (M1, M6) and to East Midlands Airport – the UK’s largest pure freight hub.

At the park’s heart, the iHub is home to Rolls-Royce’s state-of-the-art Nuclear Skills Academy, which is training 200 apprentices a year for Rolls-Royce’s submarine propulsion business; 2,000 qualified apprentices will be added to the workforce by 2032/33.

The Academy is the first of its kind in the UK and is supported by industry and education experts such as the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC), the National College for Nuclear, the University of Derby and Derby City Council.

As part of a developing nuclear sector cluster, the Nuclear AMRC has created a new £20m industrial R&D facility on the park as the first High Value Manufacturing Catapult facility in the East Midlands region. As Nuclear AMRC Midlands, the 44,300 ft² facility focuses on later-stage development in technology areas which will deliver the maximum impact for the UK’s nuclear supply chain. The building also hosts the University of Derby’s Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering.

Also on site is a new 186,000 ft² facility for Oregon Timber Frame, one of the largest timber frame manufacturers in the UK and part of Barratt Developments plc.

Funding has been secured from Logicor for a 507,000 ft² speculatively built unit with construction scheduled to commence in 2024.

Other plots are available on a design-and-build basis and can be purposed for a range of uses including office, manufacturing, R&D and distribution.

Key facts

  • Adjacent to Rolls-Royce 120-hectare global civil aerospace campus
  • Home to new Rolls-Royce’s state-of-the-art Nuclear Skills Academy
  • New industrial R&D centre, Nuclear AMRC Midlands – part of High Value Manufacturing Catapult
  • 45,000 employed in engineering locally
  • Easy access to arterial road (A50/M1/M6) and East Midlands Airport/Freeport
  • Other plots available on a design-and-build basis and can be purposed for a range of uses including office, manufacturing, R&D and distribution
  • IPD LLP, Wilson Bowden and Peveril Securities are the site developers, while Salloways have been appointed as the agent
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Opportunity location

Why invest in Derby?

For over 300 years Derby has been home to innovators and thought leaders. We are the UK Capital for Innovation, with global names and their extensive supply chains underpinning our strong economy. Rolls-Royce’s global civil aerospace and defence campuses are here, whilst Alstom is part of our significant rail cluster – Europe’s largest. SmartParc will create a world-leading sustainable food manufacturing hub and we are leading the way in future fuel technologies, using our advanced manufacturing expertise to revolutionise the way low-carbon energy is used.

Derby’s location at the heart of the UK has been instrumental to the city’s success. Over 80% of Great Britain can be reached within a four-hour drive, thanks to the region’s excellent connectivity links. Derby’s proximity to East Midlands Airport (the UK’s largest pure freight hub) ensures that goods can easily be moved internationally via air.

Over the past 10 years, £3.1bn has been invested into Derby, with a further £1.7bn of known investment in the pipeline, including projects which will revitalise the city centre: over 2000 new homes by 2025; a new 3,500-seater Performance Venue by 2024; and a new university campus and business school for 6,000 students by 2030.

Insight for investors

  • Type of investment sought: End-user occupiers
  • Target investor(s): End users in range of sectors in commercial and distribution sectors.
  • Value: £200m
  • Site size: 40 hectares (100 acres)
  • Jobs: Up to 8,000
  • Timescale: Phase 1: 2015-2030
  • Delivery timescale: Immediate
  • Planning status: Full planning permission
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Primary promoter

Infinity Park Steering Group/Derby City Council