Speculative build starts on site for 33,000 sq ft industrial unit at Sheffield Business Park

Gregory Properties has commenced speculative construction to deliver a state of the art, 33,000 sq ft industrial unit at Sheffield Business Park. The unit is to comprise 30,000 sq ft of industrial/warehouse space with a 3,000 sq ft M&E fitted office mezzanine.

Sheffield based BDB Design Build is the principal contractor appointed to work alongside The Harris Partnership, Eastwood & Partners and RPP Group, to deliver the significant scheme.

Gregory Properties acquired the 2-acre vacant site on Europa Link, the main road running through the popular estate, from Sheffield Business Park Ltd in May 2022 and secured planning consent to deliver the unit in November. It anticipates completion for occupation by January 2024.

Sheffield Business Park is an already well established 200-acre development located off Junctions 33 and 34 of the M1 and to the North of Sheffield City Centre. Current occupiers include SIG Group, South Yorkshire Police, Gleesons, TNS, Primetals and Hart Shaw.

The Park is situated within the heart of the Advanced Manufacturing & Innovation District (AMID) that has seen substantial investment from occupiers including Boeing, Rolls-Royce and McLaren.

Nick Gillott, Development Director at Gregory Properties, said,

“We are delighted to be able to start construction on site to deliver a state-of-the-art building that responds to critical demand for market ready premises in South Yorkshire. Sheffield Business Park is a prime strategic site that is already recognised as a hotbed of cutting-edge industry and is well placed for last mile logistics operators serving the Sheffield City Region.”

The steel portal frame unit will offer 9m to eaves with three ground level access doors, Rooftop Solar PV, enhanced landscaping and carparking for 34 vehicles, EV charging points, secure covered cycle shelter, gated service yard with security lighting.

The Sheffield office of Knight Frank is appointed to market the property.

Harry Orwin – Allen, Senior Surveyor at Knight Frank, said,

“The industrial and distribution sector across Yorkshire continues to be buoyant, with demand from a range of sectors. The development of Unit T1 Sheffield Business Park offers opportunity for an occupier acquire a brand new, high specification detached unit with good yard provision and strong environmental credentials by way of sale or letting. Located at the established Sheffield Business Park, the property is in a highly desirable industrial, logistics and distribution location, a stone’s throw from the Sheffield Parkway and therefore having fantastic links to Junction 33 of the M1 motorway and Sheffield City Centre. We are excited to bring this opportunity forward and look forward to seeing construction progress.”