Silverstone was appointed by French car parts manufacturer, SNOP, to act as Project Manager & Contract Administrator for its new bespoke design and build automotive facility at IAMP (International Advanced Manufacturing Park) in Sunderland.
SNOP is a leading car parts manufacturer with over 30 manufacturing plants throughout the world and makes components for the likes of Peugeot, Audi, Renault, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Seat, as well as Nissan.
The firm required a new purpose-built facility close to the Nissan plant to enable production expansion and has invested £15m in the new building. The facility extends to 194,000sqft on a 16-acre site at the southernmost edge of the 150 hectare IAMP site.
David Brander, Plant Director at SNOP said: “We chose Silverstone due to their considerable experience within the sector. The firm has the specialist knowledge and expertise to understand our manufacturing processes and deliver a building which is tailored to our specific needs.”
Our previous knowledge and experience of developing bespoke buildings for the automotive sector means we have been able to provide swift turnaround on delivering the project.
We have previously project managed three new build bespoke manufacturing facilities totalling over £13m for car parts specialist Gestamp Automotive in Newton Aycliffe. We have also undertaken several refurbishment projects for Gestamp and we are currently working on behalf of Minth Group to refurbish a 100,0000sqft unit on Wearside.
Richard Farrey, Director as Silverstone who has managed the project said: “By appointing Silverstone as Project Manager on this scheme SNOP has benefitted from our expert advice in bespoke occupier-led design and a highly reactive team providing the very best attention to detail. Not only have we been able to provide a very quick turnaround on planning, design & delivery but this has been the most cost effective route for the client.”