Saturday, May 28, 2022

Planning secured for 110,000 sq ft of industrial & logistics space to begin Phase 2 of Gateway 36, Barnsley

Harworth Group, a regenerator of land and property for sustainable development and investment, has secured planning for 110,000 sq ft of industrial & logistics space as part of Phase 2 of its Gateway 36 development in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

The next phase of the scheme will see the direct development of three buildings ranging from 23,000 sq ft to 49,500 sq ft, which will include up to 10% office space and will be marketed as ‘R-Evolution 36’. The smallest building will be split into four units of 5,750 sq ft each to ensure its suitability to a broad range of occupiers. This will support the development of two additional buildings as part of Phase 2, which will provide an additional 425,000 sq ft of industrial & logistics space.

The proposed development will be built to BREEAM “Very Good” standard, with 11% of the roof area covered by solar PV panels, and an enhanced design to allow occupiers to increase this coverage to 100%. The scheme will also include 20 EV charging points, rainwater harvesting and a sustainable heating and cooling system, as well as a building envelope design that is sympathetic to the surrounding environment.

This development will build on the success of Phase 1 of Gateway 36, which comprised the direct development by Harworth of 145,300 sq ft of industrial & logistics space across four units, which were sold to Mayfair Capital in 2018. It also follows last month’s sale of a 24-acre land parcel at the development to Firethorn for £11.6 million, which will be used to deliver a BREEAM “Excellent” standard, 340,000 sq ft logistics facility.

Located close to Junction 36 of the M1, Gateway 36 provides occupiers with direct motorway links to Leeds, Sheffield and Doncaster. The development is supported by £3.1 million of funding from Sheffield City Region, with all of the facility now drawn down contributing to the infrastructure that has opened up development of the site.

Harworth is already well progressed with the creation of development platforms and access roads at the site, and intends to begin direct development of Phase 2 in early 2022. The units will be marketed by Knight Frank and Gent Visick.

Andrew Blackshaw, Chief Operating Officer, Harworth Group, said: “Gateway 36 is a major hub for logistics and manufacturing in Yorkshire, benefiting from its adjacency to Junction 36 of the M1. The development of this discrete second phase of the scheme will be a contributor to Harworth’s strategy of increasing its direct development of industrial & logistics space over the next five to seven years.”

Chris Davidson, associate director, Harworth Group, said: “The next phase of Gateway 36 will meet the growing demand for well-connected, high-specification industrial & logistics space in Yorkshire. In addition to supporting new jobs in the area, the development’s environmental impact will be minimised through the use of onsite energy generation and energy efficient design.”

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