Planning submitted for new Rotherham industrial units

Network Space Developments has submitted a planning application for a new high-specification industrial warehouse development in Rotherham.

The site, known as Woodhouse Link, will comprise four individual units, ranging from 15,800 sq ft to 48,900 sq ft and is being delivered in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Sheffield City Region.

The units have each been designed to appeal to a wide range of logistics and industrial occupiers and will benefit from self-contained and segregated yards, generous office and car parking provision with 8 to 10m eaves heights and dock level doors on the two larger units.

The eight-acre site is situated within Sheffield City Region’s Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation District, just minutes from the Advanced Manufacturing Park and close to Junctions 31 and 33 of the M1.

Stephen Barnes, managing director (development) at Network Space, said: “Although our intention is to build speculatively at Woodhouse Link, we expect interest to be strong due to the high quality of the units and the excellent strategic location of the site.

“We have worked closely with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Sheffield City Region to draw up plans for the site so that the development best suits the needs of the area and we anticipate that the range in unit sizes will appeal to a broad range of occupiers.”

Cllr Denise Lelliott, Rotherham Council’s Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy, said she was pleased to see yet another new development in the pipeline that would strengthen the commercial property offer in Rotherham.

“The AMP and the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District continue to go from strength to strength,” she said. “This is great news for Rotherham and the City Region as we look to grow the local economy, employment opportunities and skills for our local residents.”

Planning for Woodhouse Link was submitted in February with a decision expected in May 2019.

Ed Norris at CPP and Rob Oliver at Avison Young are the appointed agents for Woodhouse Link.