There was cause for a double celebration this week:
The Yorkshire Man of Steel sculpture returned to its long term ‘home’ at the AMP Technology Centre in Rotherham on Monday. The sculpture was originally manufactured at the Composite Centre on the Advanced Manufacturing Park and the charity behind the project, Yorkshire Icon Ltd, is now officially based there.
Steve Mehdi, the sculptor behind the project commented about the move: “It feels right that the sculpture has returned to its birthplace. Many of the innovative engineering developments for the Yorkshire Man of Steel project are led by companies based at the AMP Technology Centre and we’re very proud to be associated with such a collaborative group of specialists and to be a working with a facility with an international reputation for excellence .
“ The legacy of this project fits perfectly with the AMRC’s research and development success and I’m sure it will be a signpost to the advances in the new technologies and specialised manufacturing that is now a core part of the region.”
AMP Technology Centre manager John Palfrayman, welcomed the return of the Yorkshire Man of Steel sculpture, and the addition of Yorkshire Icon (Ltd) Charity to a growing lists of companies based at the Waverley business centre;
“ We’re delighted to see the Yorkshire Man of Steel return home. The sculpture always attracts attention and is a springboard for conversations between visitors and many of the people who work here.
The AMP Technology Centre provides flexible serviced office and workshop accommodation to a cluster of manufacturing, engineering and sustainable energy companies located in two purpose designed buildings. More about the AMP can be found at www.amptechnologycentre.co.uk