Gregory Properties (Leeds) Limited has secured reserved matters planning approval to deliver 124,700 sq ft of industrial and logistics space at Rockingham in Barnsley.

The ten-acre site is well located fronting the A6195 Dearne Valley Parkway with direct motorway access to Junction 36 of the M1.

Gregory Properties plans to speculatively build out the scheme which consists of three detached high quality industrial/warehouse units of 25,560 sqft, 43,000 sqft and 56,140 sqft. Each designed to a market facing specification including first floor office accommodation, secure service yards and institutional HGV loading provision and eaves heights.

Nick Gillott, development director, said, “We are excited at the prospect of starting to deliver these three high quality purpose-built logistics units. It’s a superb scheme, situated less than half a mile from the M1, in an established location. We are confident that the development will attract strong occupier interest.”

The Yorkshire industrial and logistics team at Knight Frank have advised throughout the acquisition process and will be retained as marketing agents, Iain McPhail, partner at Knight Frank says “It’s a highly prominent site, in a desirable area for industrial, logistics and distribution. In addition to this, the area offers a vast array of amenities within close proximity.

On the ESG front, these will not be the usual grey boxes; they will be much more sympathetic to the surrounding natural landscape and complement the local area with neutral green tones. They are also set in generous landscaping, backing onto woodland. The impressive design doesn’t stop there, the units will have strong environmental credentials, green in more ways than one!”

Harry Orwin-Allen, based in the Sheffield office of Knight Frank said “The industrial and distribution sector across Yorkshire continues to be buoyant, with demand from a range of sectors. The proposed development at Rockingham will help to provide occupiers with much needed, immediately available premises within a stone’s throw of Junction 36 of the M1. We are excited to be involved in this project.”

Gregory Properties hopes to start the speculative development on site Summer 2023 and be ready for an Easter 2024 occupation. The three new units will be offered to let.