Barnsley 340 Firethorn Trust

Logistics real estate investor and developer Firethorn Trust has appointed UK construction company Glencar to deliver a 340,000 sq ft logistics unit at Gateway 36 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Located just two minutes from junction 36 of the M1, the 24-acre development, known as Barnsley 340, will comprise of 320,000 sq ft of Grade A logistics accommodation together with 20,000 as ft of office space.

It will also feature a best-in-class future proofed specification, targeting the BREEAM “Excellent” rating, and delivered as net-zero carbon in construction.

Paul Martin, development director at Firethorn Trust said: “As the market continues to experience pent-up demand for modern logistics space, and the region benefits from ongoing inward investment, we are confident that the Firethorn specification will unlock the full potential of the site, bringing wider economic and employee benefits into the area.

"We are very happy to once again be partnering with Glencar having seen the excellent work and innovation they are undertaking for Firethorn elsewhere at our development sites in Erith and Peterborough."

Pete Goodman, Glencar Midlands and North MD, added: “Glencar prides itself on solid partnerships and has built its business on the basis of long-term, mutually successful relationships with our customers. We are therefore delighted to receive our third project instruction to date from Firethorn following other recent appointments in Erith and Peterborough.

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"As Firethorn continue to expand their portfolio of sites and presence in the logistics real estate sector around the U.K. we are ready, willing and able to support that growth and fully committed to a long standing partnership.

"We look forward to getting started on this project and delivering a first class outcome to the net zero in construction benchmark specification which is rapidly becoming the new norm in the sector.”

Work on the site will commence later this year and completion is due in Q2 2023.