Infrastructure works underway at Thorne Capitol Business Park

Construction of new roads and highway infrastructure has started at Thorne Park, near Doncaster, which is set to pave the way for a major mixed use development on the site of the former Dixon’s motor distribution headquarters.

Henry Boot Developments Limited, along with its joint venture partner, has secured a £6.45 million grant from the European Regional Development Fund to enable this new commercial property development to be brought to the market.  Thorne Park, located on a 20-acre site at Junction 6 of the M18, will offer a mixture of commercial and industrial space totalling over 210,000 sq. ft.

The road and infrastructure works which are being delivered by contractor Henry Boot Construction include the provision of all new mains incoming services and drainage and off site highways work.  They will open up phase one of the scheme which includes a new 35,000 sq ft Tesco supermarket and filling station a Marstons family pub and two drive through restaurants.

Vivienne Clements, Director of Henry Boot Developments Limited, commented: “These works are a major step forward in the evolution of Thorne Park into a major new business park which will be capable of delivering a significant number of new employment opportunities in to the area.

“We are confident the business park will appeal to range of occupiers spanning food and drink, financial and other business sectors.”

Outline planning consent has been granted for a wide range of buildings that vary in size from 3,000 sq ft up to a maximum of 152,000 sq ft.  The units, which are being marketed by JLL, Atkinson Associates and Eaton Commercial, will be built to a high specification with the industrial units being built to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating.

Richard Harris, from joint leasing agents, JLL, added: “The building designs remain flexible and can be adapted to suit a particular occupier’s requirement.  Construction work of the units, which are available to buy or lease on very competitive terms, is due to start in early autumn.”