Planning approved for Barnsley mid box scheme

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Investor developer Harworth Group has secured planning for 110,000ft2 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 23,000ft2 to 49,500ft2, 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 5,750ft2 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 425,000ft2 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 145,300ft2 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, 340,000ft2 logistics facility.

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.

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