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