Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Vectoring in a new location

A new industrial park is set to give a new lease of life to one of South Yorkshire’s historic 19th century pit-sites.

Vector 31, situated close to junction 31 of the M1 motorway between Sheffield and Rotherham, has reached completion of its second phase, providing a total of 91,000 sq ft of high-specification industrial accommodation on reclaimed land which once housed the Waleswood Colliery.

Knight Frank, agents for Vector 31, report that the changing fortunes of the site have seen the 72,000 sq ft phase one of the development fully occupied through lettings or sales within 12 months and phase two now completed, offering six more units ranging from 10,166 to 20,190 sq ft.

Rebecca Schofield, of Knight Frank, said: “The historic provenance of this site has evolved into a great success story for South Yorkshire, and is now a strategic location for many businesses looking for quality accommodation combined with good transport links and an easy accessible labour supply.

“Advances in the industrial market along South Yorkshire’s M1/M18 corridor have demonstrated confidence in the market for small to medium sized units, with healthy demand for the quality of units such as those provided at Vector 31.”

Speculatively built by Langtree, the development comprises six detached units each finished to a high specification, to an eaves height of six to seven metres, dedicated service yard, with fitted office accommodation and lighting and heating to warehouse accommodation. It is immediately available for a sale or let.