The speed of construction work at Harworth’s flagship Waverley development is immense, with four main pieces of building ongoing in 2014.
At the Advanced Manufacturing Park, the construction of Units 1 – 4 at R-evolution has begun. Whilst Maher (Unit 1) and Nikken (Unit 2) are building their own units, Units 3 and 4 are being built on behalf of Harworth Estates by Marshalls following design work by the Harris Partnership. The outline of both units is already taking shape and construction of both units should be complete by December. Harworth pre-sold Units 3 and 4 to Rotherham Council in March and the promotion of both units to advanced manufacturing firms (Unit 3 – 30,000 sq. ft and Unit 4 – 22,000 sq. ft) will continue in the remainder of the year. Our latest news item from April explains how this construction is being funded.
Waverley’s housing site is the scene of three major pieces of construction in 2014. House building continues apace, with over 350 new homes now completed by Harron, Taylor Wimpey and Barratts. The construction of new on-site infrastructure is running in parallel to this, with a new link road and essential services such as foul sewage works being completed to open up further parcels of housing land. This work will continue into 2015 and is being part-funded through a Local Infrastructure Fund loan of £10.95m through the Homes & Communities Agency, as shown here.
Finally, the construction of a Marston’s pub on the corner of Highfield Spring marks the first community-use building on the site. Construction of what you can see in the photographs above has taken just four months and is likely to be completed by the end of July.
Waverley, Yorkshire’s largest ever brownfield mixed-use development, is estimated to add £150-£200m of GVA to the local economy every year by 2030. More information can be found via our new dedicated Waverley website.