We have transformed the former Rockingham Colliery into Gateway 36 – A new, high quality mixed-use development adjacent to Junction 36 of the M1 with direct frontage on to the Dearne Valley Parkway in Barnsley.
SITE OVERVIEW & VISION
Formerly home to the Rockingham Colliery and with excellent transport connections to the M1, the now named Gateway 36 site, totalling 127 acres, is being developed in three phases to provide a range of employment and ancillary uses in units of up to 250,000 sq ft.
Following completion of site remediation and infrastructure works, we secured planning consent for Gateway 36 (phase 1) in March 2015, comprising approximately 198,000 sq ft of commercial space. A detailed consent was then immediately secured for 65,323 sq ft for three units aimed to attract small and medium-sized businesses in Yorkshire.
With Barnsley Council taking a pre-let on this space, we directly built three separate commercial units of 30,188, 22,002 and 13,133 sq ft that practically completed in January 2016. These units, branded as ‘R-evolution at Gateway36’, have since been sub-let to Esco GB, Talurit and the Environment Agency.
This set the tone for the entire development, leading to our decision to directly develop a new high-quality 75,277 sq ft unit, named HELIX, that was practically completed in September 2016 and has subsequently been let to Motor Depot in early 2018.
Also developed onsite during the last two years are a Greene King pub and new units for KFC, Dunkin’ Donuts and Taco Bell, which are now fully open; establishing Gateway 36 as a key commercial location.