Updated plans unveiled for historic industrial site

A family-run, Barnsley-based property and land company, has unveiled the next phase of development for Penistone’s coal drops, signal house, and former railway siding.

Fairbank Investments says the development, which includes proposals for a mix of business units, offices, retail and restaurant spaces, promises an “inspiring blend” of heritage preservation and modern rejuvenation.

The company has revealed updated designs demonstrating how the site will look once fully transformed. The plans are subject to final approval.

Fairbank Investments has previously been responsible for revitalising the former David Brown factory on Green Road in Penistone.

It turned the site into a new business park with 15,000 sq ft of offices and a further 66,000 sq ft of warehouse space, creating new jobs and attracting businesses to the area.

Antony Green, managing director of the business, said: “Our vision extends beyond bricks and mortar; it’s about creating a lasting legacy that enriches the fabric of Penistone’s identity. We’re honoured to play a role in shaping the future of this historic site.

“Working in tandem with local authorities and community groups, we pride ourselves on delivering positive, proactive development results and have demonstrated this repeatedly over many years of business success.

“We turned the redundant site at the old David Brown site in Penistone into the thriving Fairfield Business Park, generating employment and helping multiple start-up companies and we intend to do the same at the coal drops site.

“Our current development represents a bright new beginning for a site that without our investment and vision would have likely remained a permanent wasteland.”

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