Spades in the ground for 340,000 sq ft logistics unit

Firethorn Trust, a commercial real estate investor and developer, has broken ground at Barnsley340 – a 24-acre logistics development in South Yorkshire.

The 340,300 sq ft logistics unit is being delivered by Glencar, a construction company specialising in industrial, logistics, distribution and manufacturing, and will be ready for occupation in quarter three 2023.

Sitting within the established Gateway 36 development, Barnsley340 is intended to offer increased connectivity across the Yorkshire region.

With a net-zero carbon construction, Barnsley340 will also feature BREEAM “Excellent” and EPC “A” ratings, with 32 electric vehicle parking points and LED lighting throughout.

Paul Martin, development director at Firethorn Trust, said: “Barnsley has become a highly sought after area for growing logistics businesses, and we are proud to be delivering another modern, market-leading scheme that will support economic growth, while improving connectivity across the region.

“Having formally marked the beginning of works on site with Glencar, we are now looking forward to unlocking the site’s full potential and swiftly bringing the project to completion.”

Pete Goodman, Glencar managing director Midlands and North, added: “Barnsley340 is the third high profile project appointment Glencar has received from Firethorn Trust in the last 12 months and we are absolutely
delighted to once again be working in partnership.

“Observing at the breaking ground event, you can see the high quality nature in terms of how the site is being developed, with steels to rise out of the ground very soon.

“We very much look forward to working with the project team and delivering an outstanding result.”

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