Factory 2050 to be rebuilt

Thirty years after one of the pivotal clashes in the miners' strike of 1984 when violent confrontations erupted at the Orgreave coking plant, the area outside Sheffield could barely look more different.

Now there is an elaborate manufacturing park with an imposing Rolls-Royce building waiting to be opened. It is also where the final plans are being put together for a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in which companies will be able to solve problems away from their own shop floors.

Ground is expected to be broken in August next year for Factory 2050, a new glassed facility where companies will be able to work together to solve common problems in what has been described as the first of its kind in the UK.

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