Land sold off at 112-acre regeneration scheme

Property development and investment business, Harworth Group, has sold 0.6 acres of land at its Riverdale Park development in Doncaster to Erindale Ltd for the construction of a Burger King drive-thru unit.

Harworth has provided Erindale with a ready to build on development plot next to the A630 which connects Riverdale Park to Doncaster town centre.

Erindale intends to construct a 2,800 sq ft unit, which it plans to practically complete in spring 2021.  Knight Frank and Eversheds advised Harworth, while WSB and Gowling WLG represented Erindale

It follows the completion of a 1,800 sq ft drive-thru by Harworth at Riverdale Park in late October, which is let to Costa Coffee Costa on a 15-year lease.

Riverdale Park is the long-term regeneration of the former McCormack Tractor factory site just over a mile from Doncaster town centre.

Harworth bought the 112-acre former industrial site in December 2015 and later secured outline planning consent to deliver a mixed-use scheme, comprising 600 homes and 200,000 sq ft of commercial space, which is expected to be built by 2026.

So far, Barratt Homes, which bought phase one of the residential land totalling 11.4 acres, has built around 50 homes, with a total of 191 homes expected to be delivered over the next 18 months.

Taylor Wimpey has also begun the construction of its 145-unit Wheatley Hall Mews development, the site’s second phase of residential development.

As part of its placemaking work at Riverdale Park, Harworth has also continued to invest in infrastructure, including the construction of new estate roads, services and the site’s principal Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SuDS).

Peter Henry, regional director for Yorkshire & Central at Harworth Group, said: “We are making excellent progress at Riverdale Park.

“The development will deliver the long-term regeneration of the site that we promised local stakeholders when we bought it in December 2015.

“We are also pleased to be adding Erindale to our list of occupiers and I look forward to welcoming others onto the site in 2021.”

Adam Osborne, development manager at Harworth Group, added: “This deal shows the continued popularity of the serviced land that we provide to commercial occupiers and Erindale have been a pleasure to work with.

“We will continue to work closely with them as they build their unit so that it can trade as soon as possible.”