We are pleased to announce that work has commenced on the site of the Kellingley Colliery where we are delivering the first phase of infrastructure for Brownfield Regeneration Specialist Harworth Estates. The 22 week project involves:
- Construction of new junction from the A645 under a S278 agreement
- Construction of new access road and roundabout under a S38 Agreement
- Surface Water attenuation Ponds
- Utility installation
- Electricity substation construction
The former Kellingley Colliery site is being transformed by Harworth Estates in to Konect – a prime 141-acre rail-connected manufacturing and logistics scheme and the only UK inland distribution park offering Trimodal connectivity for business via road, rail and water. From the heart of Yorkshire, its strategic rail connection allows occupiers direct access to all major UK ports with links to Europe.
The North Yorkshire colliery, known as the ‘Big K’, had previously been in operation since the 1960’s before ceasing operation in 2015, marking the closure of the UK’s last deep mine.
Harworth took over the site in 2016, with Selby District Council granting outline planning permission in 2019 for the regeneration of the site into a major rail connected development – with rail freight terminal – and the extended ability to use the canal wharf, making Kellingley suitable to be the next prime inland distribution park. Once fully developed, the site will contribute up to £230m to the local economy and support around 3,700 jobs, whilst also allowing its occupiers to decarbonise freight by utilising cleaner modes of transport for distribution around the UK and Europe.
The consented masterplan for Konect comprises over 1.5m sq ft of logistics and manufacturing space with 16 commercial units ranging from 15,000 to 170,000 sq ft, in addition to a larger unit at 600,000 sq ft that can be extended to 1 Million sq ft. A 4,000 sq ft convenience unit will also be built on-site. A proposed Energy-from-Waste facility is also expected to generate 28MW of power providing heating and power opportunities for occupiers.