Harworth signs Dunelm at Gateway 36, Barnsley, with c. 20,400 sq. ft Grade A logistics letting

Harworth Group plc, a leading regenerator of land and property for sustainable development and investment, is pleased to announce the letting of c. 20,400 sq. ft of Grade A space at Gateway 36 in Barnsley, a major hub for logistics and manufacturing in Yorkshire totalling 127 acres.

Harworth has signed a 10-year lease with FTSE 250 retailer Dunelm, which will be used as a site to support the business’s Home Delivery Network, improving the 2-man delivery service for its customers.

The unit is part of a total of 110,000 sq. ft of new logistics space constructed in 2023 as part of the development’s second phase and has been built in line with Harworth’s commercial building specification, achieving a rating of BREEAM “Very Good” and benefitting from the installation of solar PV panels. The wider scheme includes 20 EV charging points, rainwater harvesting and a sustainable heating and cooling system, as well as a building envelope design that is sympathetic to the surrounding environment.

With this letting now complete, only one 50,255 sq. ft unit remains available for occupation within Phase 2. Phase 3 is also in the pipeline following the receipt of planning last year for a further c. 138,800 sq. ft unit together with a further 429,000 sq. ft envisaged across three more buildings. Gateway 36, which is strategically located adjacent to Junction 36 of the M1, has benefited from significant infrastructure funding from South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and last year became part of the UK’s first Investment Zone, focused on advanced manufacturing.

“We are seeing strong demand for our newly developed industrial & logistics space across our regional areas of operation, including Yorkshire, where the supply of high-specification more sustainable space remains constrained. Our development at Gateway36 is progressing well and we are delighted to welcome Dunelm to the scheme which aligns with our strategy announced in 2021 to progressively transition our Investment Portfolio to entirely modern Grade A space.”

Jonathan Haigh, Chief Investment Officer, Harworth Group plc

Harworth was advised by GV&Co and Knight Frank.