Work gets underway on Penistoneís Gateway development

Work gets underway on Penistoneís Gateway development

Work gets underway on Penistoneís Gateway development

May 2013

Work is underway on the final phase of Penistone's town centre regeneration scheme - bringing a brand new commercial development to the heart of the town.

The transformation of this key site, which fronts St Mary's Street, is the final piece of the jigsaw of the town centre development which has been delivered by Barnsley based company Dransfield Properties Ltd, working in partnership with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

The company has attracted £1.2 million of investment from the European Union to bring forward this final phase of the project with grant funding through the European Regional Development Fund as part of the support for the region's economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-13.

Construction work started earlier this month and is expected to be completed ready for opening in November when businesses will be able to move into their new office and commercial units.

Cllr Steve Houghton, leader of BMBC will mark the start of the work at soil cutting ceremony being held at 1pm on Tuesday May 28th along with members of the development team and other local councillors and stakeholders.

The earlier phases of the £15 million town centre regeneration scheme included a new Tesco foodstore and town centre car park as well as an award winning oak built market hall. The town's fire and ambulance stations were also relocated in 2009 to brand new purpose built premises at Springvale in Penistone.

Several local businesses are already committed to taking space in the Gateway once it's completed. The new development will accommodate up to 80 jobs as well as regenerating a run-down site in the town bringing:

  • Six new commercial units ranging in size from 1,200 sq ft to 2,400 sq ft
  • Up to 21 first floor office units for start up businesses
  • 25 new staff car parking spaces
  • A shared lobby and facilities

Managing Director of Dransfield Properties, Mark Dransfield said: "We are delighted to be starting work on the Gateway project, there has been a great deal of support for this final phase of the development. The scheme has been designed to fit in with the street scene and also with the new markets areas so it really will bring something new and enhance this part of the town.

"We've had a good deal of interest from companies keen to move or relocate into Penistone - which is great news for the local economy and shows the confidence that exists in the area."

Anyone interested in the remaining available space at The Gateway should contact David Hale on 01226 360644. For further information about Dransfield Properties visit


Media opportunity

Date: Tuesday May 28th

Time: 1pm

Location:  Gateway development site, St Mary's Street, Penistone

Event: soil cutting event to mark the start of work on the project

Notes to Editors

Yorkshire and The Humber ERDF Programme 2007-2013

The European Regional Development Fund Programme is managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government on behalf of a local partnership including the National Government, European Commission and local bodies. The programme has Ä583 million from the European Regional Development Fund to invest by 2013. Further information about the ERDF Programme in Yorkshire and The Humber, including information about the projects that are receiving ERDF Investment, is available at

European Regional Development Fund

The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) was established in 1975 to stimulate economic development in regions of the European Union. ERDF is provided to support the European Union's cohesion policy that seeks to redress imbalances in development between regions and Member States. It is used to support projects that can help local economies address the challenges of globalisation and contribute to delivering Europe's 2020 strategy of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Information about the European Union's support for regions is available at

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644

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