Harworth Group plc has welcomed their fourth tenant onto Lynefield Park – the site of the former Alcan smelter in Northumberland.
Former Durham and Kent cricketer Ben Harmison has taken a five year lease on a 3,200 sq. ft unit and open storage land at the entrance to the site to develop his Harmison Personal Training business. The business will deliver strength, conditioning and functional training to local people seven days a week.
His decision to move onto Lynefield Park follows on from other tenants moving onto the Park, including precast concrete flooring specialists Lynx Precast – who presently employ 30 people – and H-Mix, who recently invested £400,000 in building a new plant at the site to service its growing order book. Boat equipment C&J Marine and Sisk complete the tenants.
Harworth also successfully completed the controlled demolition of eight chimneys at the site in June as it prepares to bring forward its redevelopment plans with local residents and other interested parties at public consultation events later this year.
Eddie Peat, Director at Harworth Estates, said: “Demolition of the former chimneys and the subsequent clean-up of the site was an important milestone in the site’s redevelopment. We’ve continued to work hard to promote the site’s existing units to commercial units via our agents at Cushman & Wakefield and HTA and we plan to share our draft masterplan later this year with the public.”