Steel framework completed on first phase of Yorkshire business park

THE construction of the first two buildings of a major commercial development which aims to create 150 jobs is well underway after the erection of the main steel framework was completed.

(L-R) Jacques Esterhuizen, Associate Director at CBRE, Mike Baugh, Senior Director at CBRE and Rob Richardson, Development Manager at St. Modwen. The steel framework has been completed on the first phase of development at Parkside Business Park in Doncaster

The first phase of Parkside Business Park in Doncaster includes two new speculative warehouses totalling almost 80,000 sq ft.

The development, which comprises unit A (36,934 sq ft) and unit B (41,438 sq ft), aims to address the current shortage of good quality mid-size warehouse space across the region.

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The first phase will be completed in autumn this year and property consultancy CBRE is marketing the new buildings.

In addition to bringing new investment opportunities to the local area, the new 250,000 sq ft development, which is being delivered by regeneration specialist St Modwen, is envisaged to create around 150 full time jobs once fully complete.

Rob Richardson, development manager at St. Modwen, said: “The completion of the steel framework is a great milestone for the scheme.

“This is a significant speculative development undertaken without any government or European funding and reinforces our confidence in Doncaster and the strength of the local economy.”

Jacques Esterhuizen, associate director at CBRE, said: “It is very encouraging to see the steel framework in place.

“St. Modwen has carefully considered the design and specification of these units and we are confident they will attract strong interest from local, regional and national occupiers.”

St. Modwen is increasing its investment in Doncaster.

In addition to Parkside Business Park, work continues to revitalise Waterdale Shopping Centre, including the delivery of 22,000 sq ft of improved and modern retail, leisure and office space. The final phase of development at Crompton Retail Park, including a new 10,000 sq ft Farmfoods store, is also expected to be completed in 2016.

St Modwen operates from seven regional offices, a residential business and through joint ventures with public sector and industry leading partners.