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Ground-breaking ceremony kick-starts Barnsley logistics scheme

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Contractor Glencar has held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the appointment and start of construction of Barnsley340, a 31,500m2 logistics warehousing scheme in South Yorkshire.

Commercial real estate investor and developer, Firethorn Trust has appointed Glencar to deliver the project; a Grade-A warehouse unit with 1,800m2 of highly specified office space.

The scheme will be delivered to net-zero carbon in construction and target an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating. A sustainable design is featured throughout to reduce operating costs and increase energy efficiencies, with initiatives including rainwater harvesting, provisions for HGV EV charging and capabilities for 100% photovoltaic arrays.

Commenting on the project appointment, Tony Cornwell, Glencar Director of Business Operations, said: “Glencar prides itself on solid partnerships and has built its business based on 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.”

Paul Martin, Development Director at Firethorn Trust, added: “We’re delighted to be working with Glencar again, on what will be its third appointment on a Firethorn logistics development. We are continually impressed by the team’s expertise and ability to deliver schemes that are in keeping with the values of Firethorn, ensuring that future occupiers will benefit from a high-quality, flexible and market-leading design.”

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