Artist's rendering of the Capitol Park extension.
Jane Imrie

South Yorkshire industrial park extension set to create 400 new jobs

The extension of an industrial park in South Yorkshire which will create hundreds of jobs has been given the green light.

The extension of Capitol Park Barnsley by commercial developer Sterling Capitol, which will provide 190,000 sq ft of warehouse space, has been approved by Barnsley Council.

Permission has been given for the demolition of the existing bungalow at Higham Lane and construction of two warehouse units of 84,000 sq ft and 105,000 sq ft suitable for general industrial or storage and distribution uses, creating up to 400 new jobs.

Paul Beckett, head of development at Sterling Capitol, commented: “This is tremendous news, with an overwhelming majority of councillors in favour of bringing forward further development in this location.

“We are very grateful to the council for their support for this extension to Capitol Park, which will create 400 new and sustainable jobs.

“Capitol Park Barnsley is one of the jewels in our crown. The park is now recognised as a first-class location for business with blue chip occupiers and their businesses having a very significant impact on the local economy, contributing to a very prosperous future for Barnsley.

Sterling Capitol secured the permission with support from planning specialists Peacock and Smith and The Harris Partnership, with real estate specialist Knight Frank now appointed to market the scheme.

Iain McPhail, partner and head of Knight Frank’s Leeds industrial team added: “The units will benefit from a fantastic specification and can offer an opportunity for occupiers to create a bespoke commercial premises to suit their own exact requirements.

“There remains a good level of demand in the area and the planning consent has come at an opportune time to capitalise on current market conditions.”

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