Harworth Group plc, a leading regenerator of land and property for sustainable development and investment, has submitted plans for a total of 2.8 million sq ft of industrial & logistics space at two sites close to Leeds in Yorkshire. The plans comprise up to 2 million sq ft of space at Harworth’s Gascoigne Wood site, with a further 800,000 sq ft at Skelton Grange.
Gascoigne Wood is a 185-acre former colliery site in Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire. The site benefits from an existing rail connection through the Sherburn Rail Freight Terminal, and also lies in close proximity to the A1(M) and the M62. Earlier in 2021, Network Rail began using part of the site as a logistics hub to support the Transpennine Route Upgrade Project. Harworth’s plans for the site would see the development of up to 2 million sq ft of rail-linked industrial & logistics space.
Skelton Grange is a 50-acre site adjacent to Junction 45 of the M1, to the south-east of Leeds city centre. The site was formerly the location of the Skelton Grange Power Station and was acquired by Harworth in 2014, with remediation and enabling works commencing shortly after.