Planning consent has been granted for design and build warehouse units at Onward Business Park in Featherstone, West Yorkshire. The location, within easy reach of the M62, represents an opportunity for logistics and manufacturing companies to start or expand their supply chain in a highly sought-after region in the north of England.
Downwards pressure is being put on the logistics industry to store, pick, pack and deliver orders in the shortest time frame possible. In order to do this successfully, companies need an economically viable and adaptable business model which often includes having a strong foothold in the northern distribution chain combined with purpose-built premises.
Owner Onward Holdings Ltd has obtained planning permission for either warehousing or industrial units ranging from 2,500 to 20,000sqft which offer huge advantages for companies’ wishing to design their own space to suit their individual business requirements.
Features which can be incorporated into any design include: 7m eaves height, surface loading doors, roof lights and low energy lighting. As security is paramount at the site, the development will have securely fenced, gated and floodlit parking and yard, remotely monitored security cameras and interlinked security/alarm systems.
In addition, the developer says the lease comes with highly competitive and negotiable rental terms allowing companies to get the best deal possible. The estate already accommodates successful businesses benefiting from its excellent distribution connections including its close proximity to the railway freight network at Wakefield Europort.
Family-run business Onward Holdings specialises in operating highly competitively priced industrial warehousing and retail parks in the North of England. Its other warehousing sites include nearby Castleford, Doncaster, Ackworth and Scunthorpe as well as the very busy Onyx Retail Park at Wath upon Dearne. Promotion of its sites is being undertaken by Andrew Miller Chartered Surveyors of Sheffield.