Harworth plans 2.8m sq ft industrial/logistics in north UK

UK land regeneration specialist Harworth Group has submitted plans for a total of 2.8 million sq ft (260,128 sq m) of industrial and logistics space at two sites near Leeds in Yorkshire.

The plans comprise up to 2 million sq ft of rail-linked space at the 185-acre former colliery, Gascoigne Wood in Sherburn-in-Elmet. A further 800,000 sq ft is planned at 50-acre former power station Skelton Grange.

Gascoigne Wood (pictured right) has an existing rail connection through Sherburn Rail Freight Terminal and is close to the A1(M) and the M62 motorways. In 2021, Network Rail began using part of the site as a logistics hub to support the Transpennine Route Upgrade Project.

Harworth acquired former power station site Skelton Grange (pictured left) and in 2014 and began remediation and enabling works soon after, selling 19.5 acres to Enfinium for the development of an energy-from-waste facility, which is expected to be operational in late 2023.

In August 2021, further plans were approved for the development of a 99-megawatt battery storage facility on a 5.4-acre parcel on the site.

Harworth’s plans for Skelton Grange will provide up to five units, ranging from 126,000 sq ft to 202,000 sq ft.