Hoyland Common, Infrastructure

A major infrastructure project on a former opencast coal mine

Contracted by Newlands Developments, Winvic is delivering a major infrastructure project undertaking a complex earthworks exercise of an area previously mined through both underground and former opencast coal mining, with the earthworks comprising an approximate 800,000m3 cut and fill operation. The site is situated just off junction 36 of the M1 at Hoyland Common, Barnsley.

At a glance

  • Project value: £24m
  • Client: Newlands Developments
  • Architect: Peter Haddon & Partners
  • Engineer: RPS Group Plc
  • Programme: 92 weeks
  • Completion: August 2022 (Targeted)

The site will accommodate 770,000 sq ft of distribution and storage space on a 132-acre plot of land known as Hoyland West which is divided into three plots:

Plot 1 – The main central area comprising 18.35 hectares with the construction of a 340,000 sq ft mega hub for Hermes. The plot requires significant earthworks over multiple high walls to create a level site area and 144.5mOD elevation.

Plot 2 – The south-eastern 9.02 hectare part of the site to be prepared for future light speculative industrial units.

Plot 3 – Comprises of 5.09 hectares and similarly to Plot 2 is to be prepared to create a level, plateaued area to accommodate future light industrial units and will involve cut and fill elements.

  • £24 million project value

  • S278 works

  • 800,000m3 cut and fill on a former opencast coal mine

Site location

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To discuss an upcoming project, please get in touch with Danny Cross in our Business Development team at dannycross@winvic.co.uk or call 01604 678960.