Vi­sion un­veiled for ma­jor new lo­gis­tics park which could cre­ate 2,000 jobs

Yorkshire Post - Business - - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY -

PLANS TO turn a for­mer stain­less steel man­u­fac­tur­ing site into a new lo­gis­tics park, which could pro­vide em­ploy­ment for 2,000 work­ers, have been sub­mit­ted to the coun­cil.

Peel Lo­gis­tics wants to build up to 837,000 sq ft of in­dus­trial space on the for­mer Ou­tokumpo site in Sh­effield af­ter buy­ing the land for £8.5m ear­lier this year.

The lo­ca­tion, one of Sh­effield’s big­gest em­ploy­ment sites, has been home to steel-mak­ing since Bri­tish Steel de­vel­oped it in the 1960s.

It was closed in 2005 and build­ings de­mol­ished in 2011.

The 50-acre site is lo­cated south of Junc­tion 34 of the M1, close to Mead­owhall Shop­ping Cen­tre.

Per­mis­sion is sought for phase one of the de­vel­op­ment, which in­cludes 178,000 sq ft of floorspace, with ac­cess, car park­ing, ser­vic­ing and land­scap­ing.

It plans to de­velop two in­dus­trial build­ings ad­ja­cent to Greas­bro Road.

The sec­ond phase of the de­vel­op­ment would com­prise 660,000 sq ft of de­vel­op­ment space, for which Peel Lo­gis­tics is seek­ing out­line plan­ning per­mis­sion with all mat­ters re­served.

The plans were de­signed by Michael Sparks Associates.

Knight Frank, which pre­pared the ap­pli­ca­tion on be­half of Peel Lo­gis­tics, said: “The ap­proval of this de­vel­op­ment will fa­cil­i­tate the re­gen­er­a­tion of a high pro­file, brown­field site and one of Sh­effield’s largest em­ploy­ment sites.”

It added: “The de­vel­op­ment will also boost the lo­cal econ­omy, re­sult­ing in the po­ten­tial cre­ation of up to 2,000 jobs dur­ing the con­struc­tion and op­er­a­tional phases, as well as at­tract­ing in­ward in­vest­ment into the Sh­effield City Re­gion.”

Peel Lo­gis­tics Prop­erty was es­tab­lished in 2015 as part of the wider Peel Group and spe­cialises in UK-wide lo­gis­tics and in­dus­trial prop­erty.

The team has over 20 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence in this sec­tor and has de­vel­oped over six mil­lion sq ft of lo­gis­tics as­sets across the whole of the UK.

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