The 24-acre logistics site development, being marketed as Barnsley 340, will comprise 320,000 sq ft of logistics space together with 20,000 sq ft of office space.

St Albans-based Glencar is understood to have beaten rival bids from ISG and McLaren.

Pete Goodman, Glencar managing director Midlands and North, said: “We are delighted to receive our third project instruction to date from Firethorn following other recent appointments in Erith and Peterborough.

“As Firethorn continue to expand its portfolio of sites and presence in the logistics real estate sector around the UK 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.”

Muckshifting is underway at the 24-acre site

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.”

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

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