More than 1,500 logistics jobs and a 1million sq ft warehouse, one of the largest in the UK, are set to be created in Bassetlaw thanks to a £1.2million investment boost from the Sheffield City Region (SCR).
The SCR’s private business arm, the Local Enterprise Partnership, will channel the money from its Local Growth Fund. It will be used to build a new junction for the planned Manton Wood Extension logistics site in Worksop which will allow development work worth £9.9million to go ahead.
Commercial Property Partners LLP (CPP), the agency appointed to manage the sale and letting of the Manton Wood development, has announced that it has already attracted strong interest from key industrial businesses owing to its strategic location close to the A1.
The new junction is part of the second phase of improvements to the road system around Worksop, designed to make journeys easier and development sites more attractive to investors.
In the first phase the A60/A57/B6024 St Anne’s Drive Roundabout was completed. The second phase delivers two key employment sites, Manton Wood Extension and Shireoaks Common.
Cllr Simon Greaves, Leader of Bassetlaw District Council, and a member of the SCR Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “We welcome the start of infrastructure works that will pave the way for a significant distribution space and a major investment for the Bassetlaw area. The size of this potential development is fantastic news and could potentially create hundreds of jobs for local people.”
Cllr Jo White, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “Worksop and North Nottinghamshire has a great track record of welcoming commercially viable sites that have excellent connectivity to the major arterial routes of the A1M and the M1, as well as easy access to international airports. We hope that any potential investors see this as another sign that Bassetlaw is open for business.”
Stephen Barnes, managing director at Network Space, the owners of the Manton Wood site, said: “Manton Wood is a proven logistics location being developed to address the need for more warehouse space in the region. This significant development reinforces our confidence in the Worksop area and reflects the strength of the local economy.”
Photo shows left to right:
- Philip Marshall, RPS consultancy
- Simon Peters, Network Space
- Councillor Jo White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Bassetlaw District Council
- Craig Burrell, D Morgan PLC
- Councillor Simon Greaves, Leader of the Council, Bassetlaw District Council
Notes to Editors
- Construction firm D Morgan has been appointed to manage the design and build of the development
- This scheme was made possible by the Sheffield City Region Infrastructure Fund (SCRIF) with assistance from the national Local Growth Fund.