Food store scheme for Barnsley

MORE than 450 jobs are set to be created after the green light was given for a food store scheme in Barnsley.

Spectrum, on behalf of a joint venture between the Spectrum Alpha Property fund and the Barnsley Retail Partnership, has obtained planning consent for the development on the edge of the South Yorkshire town’s centre.

The food store at the heart of the scheme will be 116,000 sq ft and the scheme will also feature a six pump petrol filling station.
The new store, which will be located on the intersection of New Street, Wood Street, Heelis Street and Westway, will also benefit from 542 car parking spaces.

Peter Macfarlane, joint managing director of Spectrum, said: “We are delighted on behalf of all our key stakeholders that we have been successful in promoting this location for a food store site.

“We will now be working very hard with the Council to deliver our proposals, which will underpin this location as the food quarter for Barnsley. This is a major commitment by ourselves and our partners  would hope to be able to announce further progress in the near future.”

The site assembly is being undertaken in a joint venture arrangement via The Barnsley Retail Partnership, which is a joint venture itself between Spectrum Alpha Property Partners and SiSi Investments.

The Spectrum Alpha Property Partners was established in 2005 as a Joint Venture with Royal Bank of Scotland and 18 private investors.

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