South Yorkshire industrial park nearly full after double deal

Network Space has secured two rental deals at its multimillion-pound Woodhouse Link development, near Sheffield.

The first unit, which provides 48,900 sq ft, has been snapped up by global company, nVent, which will move its main UK operations site from Hellaby to Woodhouse Link.

Meanwhile, an online retail giant has also agreed a deal for unit 4, where work is set to complete in February on a 23,200 sq ft warehouse with integral office.

The deals mean that only one unit now remains at Woodhouse Link following last year’s letting of unit 3 to BLE Smoke and Fire Curtains Ltd. It is expected that all of the units will be let pre-completion as the remaining unit 2, which offers 13,200 sq ft of warehouse space, is under offer.

Simon Peters, development director at Network Space, said: “Securing a further two significant deals at Woodhouse Link prior to its completion is testament to the quality of space and the great location close to the M1, Sheffield and Rotherham. This, combined with the 24/7 access and wide range of permitted uses has led to strong enquiry levels and the final unit is already under offer.”

Woodhouse Link lies close to junctions 31 and 33 of the M1, to the east of Sheffield and on the south side of Rotherham, within the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation District and close to the Advanced Manufacturing Park at Waverley.

The development has planning permission for 24/7 operation and is suitable for manufacturing or distribution uses.

Rob Oliver, principal from Avison Young said: “We were delighted to agree and complete lettings on Units 1 and 4 prior to practical completion, and to attract to the scheme both a leading online retailer, and the relocation of a well-known local occupier.

“We had received strong interest in both units from other occupiers, as we did for Unit 2, prior to agreeing terms on it with the chosen party. We look forward to seeing construction complete shortly, and the estate fully occupied and functioning in the next few months.”
Graeme WhitfieldRegional business editor