Wednesday, October 16, 2013

News: Harworth Estates has big plans for Rossington and Bolton

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Harworth Estates, the company created to realise the property assets of what was UK Coal, is set to move forward with the redevelopment of the Rossington Colliery site now that work is underway on the important transport scheme known as the Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS).

The new link from Junction 3 of the M18 will be instrumental in supporting growth and the expansion of services at Robin Hood Airport run by the Peel Group and provide the necessary road infrastructure for Harworth Estates to build 1,200 homes on the former Rossington Colliery site and Verdion, formerly Helios Europe, to build an innovative rail freight interchange called iPort also in Rossington.

Based on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) in Rotherham, Harworth Estates is one of the largest landowners in the UK with access to over 30,000 acres of land. It is contributing to the financial cost of the new road scheme along with the other private sector developers.

Harworth's planning application for Rossington includes 1,200 homes, a foodstore, pub/restaurant, hotel and petrol station.

Owen Michaelson, chief executive at Harworth Estates, said: "The FARRRS project is an excellent example of private developers and the public sector working effectively together to deliver a road which will unlock the employment and housing land required to drive forward Doncaster's regeneration."

James Newman, chairman of the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, added: "The Doncaster Sheffield Airport link road will greatly improve the City Region's connections with its national and international markets, as well as opening up a substantial amount of new land to investors and developers."

The completion of the FARRRS link is expected in early 2016.

A meet the buyer and networking event is taking place at the Robin Hood Airport on October 24 where businesses can meet the buying team of road contractors Carillion and representatives from Harworth Estates, Peel Group and Verdion to find out about their plans.

Harworth has also recently applied to Bolton Council to develop four million sq ft of distribution and manufacturing space at its Logistics North site, located at the former Cutacre opencast coal mine site near Bolton (pictured). The application is expected to be determined before the end of the year and, if successful, infrastructure works will commence in spring 2014.

Harworth has already agreed to sell the first site to Aldi, the supermarket group, for its new 450,000 sq ft regional distribution hub.

On the Bolton plans Michaelson said: "As one of the largest landowners in Northern England and with a strong track record in regenerating sites of this nature such as the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Rotherham, Harworth Estates can make a real difference for the area and we're determined to do so."

Harworth Estates website
FARRRS meet the buyer event website

Images: Harworth Estates

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