The Harris Partnership designed the scheme. Credit: via French PR

Work starts on Sheffield Business Park plot

Principal contractor BDB Design Build has started work for Gregory Properties on a 33,000 sq ft speculatively built unit at Europa Link.

Designed by The Harris Partnership, the unit will comprise 30,000 sq ft of industrial/warehouse space with a 3,000 sq ft M&E-fitted office mezzanine.

Eastwood & Partners and RPP Group are also on the professional team.

Gregory Properties acquired the two-acre vacant site on Europa Link, the main road running through the popular estate, from Sheffield Business Park Ltd in May 2022 and secured planning consent to deliver the unit in November. Completion is expected by January 2024.

Sheffield Business Park is an already well established 200-acre development located off Junctions 33 and 34 of the M1 and to the north of Sheffield city centre. Current occupiers include SIG Group, South Yorkshire Police, Gleeson, TNS, Primetals and Hart Shaw.

The park is situated within the heart of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing & Innovation District (AMID) that has seen substantial investment from occupiers including Boeing, Rolls-Royce and McLaren.

Nick Gillott, development director at Gregory Properties, said: “Sheffield Business Park is a prime strategic site that is already recognised as a hotbed of cutting-edge industry and is well placed for last mile logistics operators serving the Sheffield city region.”

The steel portal frame unit will offer 9m to eaves with three ground level access doors, Rooftop Solar PV, enhanced landscaping and carparking for 34 vehicles, EV charging points, secure covered cycle shelter, gated service yard with security lighting.

The Sheffield office of Knight Frank has been instructed to market the property.

Harry Orwin-Allen, senior surveyor at the agency, said: “The industrial and distribution sector across Yorkshire continues to be buoyant, with demand from a range of sectors.

“The development of Unit T1 Sheffield Business Park offers opportunity for an occupier acquire a brand new, high specification detached unit with good yard provision and strong environmental credentials by way of sale or letting.”

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