First tenant announces move to Gateway 36

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Swedish owned company Talurit UK Ltd has become the first tenant at the R-evolution @ Gateway 36 development in Barnsley after completing a long-term lease of a 30,000 sq. ft manufacturing facility.

Talurit UK Ltd part of the Talurit Group is a privately owned company built-up on a patented solution for mechanical splicing of wire ropes. The group has representation in most industrialised countries worldwide.

In recent years the UK arm has enjoyed substantial growth and this success led to board approval for Neil Cooke, Managing Director of Talurit UK Ltd to deliver an ambitious project to develop the new XONA product lines.

He said “Very quickly XONA doubled our sales order output.  We increased our staffing level accordingly which complimented our current skilled and dedicated workforce, but we outgrew our building resource within six months and this became very problematic.  With further product developments actioned we had to act quickly. I approached Enterprising Barnsley and they suggested that we take a unit at R-evolution @ Gateway 36.

“Twelve weeks later we took possession of the new unit, increasing our usable space by 65 per cent. Barnsley has been an ideal location for us to grow and this new investment worth over three million euros is the largest since the group’s inception.”

Thommy Andersson, the CEO of the Talurit Group said: “It was an easy decision for the board to further increase our investment in Talurit UK. Barnsley has fantastic central transport links and easy access to a wonderful recruitment base, supporting the aim of Talurit UK to double its current workforce within two years. We wish them every success for the future.”

R-evolution @ Gateway 36 is a 65,000 sq. ft high quality mixed use development supported by Barnsley Council’s Property Investment Fund (PIF) next to Junction 36 of the M1.  It forms part of Harworth Group plc’s Gateway 36 development, where over 140,000 sq. ft of space has already been built by the company.  This includes the completion of a c.75,000 sq. ft speculative unit known as ‘Helix’ in Autumn 2016 that is ready for immediate occupation.

The council established its Property Investment Fund to encourage new speculative commercial developments to accommodate expanding local businesses and inward investing companies.

Councillor Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place at Barnsley Council, said: “A key focus of our economic growth strategy is to attract businesses to our three newly-developed industrial units near Junction 36 of the M1. Talurit UK’s decision to take a unit in the R- evolution @Gateway 36 is great news and we welcome the new opportunities this will bring to our local jobs market”.

David Travis, Director of Business Space at Harworth Group, said “This is a landmark deal for Gateway 36 and Talurit UK’s decision to locate here reflects the excellence of its location and the quality of the units we have built.  We look forward to welcoming other high-quality tenants in the near future.”