Barnsley 340

Discipline: Civil, Structural
Sector: Industrial

Barnsley 340 is a new logistics development strategically located close to Junction 36 of the M1 motorway. The scheme delivers 345,000 sq.ft of prime warehousing space with associated service yards, office accommodation and staff parking.

The brownfield site was historically subject to deep underground mining and was used for opencast coal mining in the 1990’s. The site is overlain by made ground consisting mainly of colliery shale which has high sulphate content which is aggressive when coming into contact with buried concrete. Although it is a good earthworks material when dry, when it gets wet it becomes difficult to work. It is also classed as hazardous waste should it need to be exported from site.

The site is set down some 10m from the adjacent public highway and beyond the site the ground levels drop significantly away. Fairhurst designed an earthwork solution to minimise the export of the colliery shale from site whilst also maintaining the existing bridleway that traverses the boundary areas of the site.

The net zero construction and BREEAM Excellent scheme was a finalist in the 2024 Yorkshire Commercial Real Estate awards in the ESG category.

Photography: ©Glencar

Shortlisted – 2024 Yorkshire Commercial Real Estate Awards – ESG category

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