RWO has won a contract to provide engineering services for a 2 million sq ft commercial development on the 185-acre Gascoigne Wood site in North Yorkshire.
Austen Shakespeare

Yorkshire engineering firm wins regeneration contract for proposed works

A Leeds engineering firm, RWO, has won undisclosed work to support plans for a new multi-million pound industrial and warehouse regeneration project in North Yorkshire.

Planned for development by the Rotherham-based land and property regeneration company, Harworth Group, the proposed 2 million sq ft commercial development on the 185-acre Gascoigne Wood site in Sherburn-in-Elmet will see RWO provide consultancy advice along with civil and structural engineering services.

The project is on brownfield land that once formed part of the Selby Coalfield complex and has since been earmarked for redevelopment under the Harworth Group’s plans for the site.

If it gets the green light, the whole project will see new rail-linked industrial and logistics space constructed at Gascoigne Woods in a capital investment that could herald upwards of 2,000 new jobs as occupants move in over the next three years.

RWO’s proposals form part of revised plans designed by award winning Wakefield architects The Harris Partnership, that will be considered by Selby District Council’s planning committee.

The development comes as the engineering firm has more than doubled capacity in the last 12 months following investment in resources and infrastructure to meet strong demand for its services.

Currently employing 30 people and targeting revenues in excess of £2.5m in the next six months, clients include Yorkshire-based industrial construction companies Potter Space and ESH, alongside regional house builders Harron Homes and Gleeson Homes.

Andrew Fairburn, head of RWO’s Leeds office, said: “We continue to strengthen our partnership with the Group and support its investment plans for ambitious redevelopment projects with technical advice, skills and engineering expertise.

“This latest move comes at a time when we are seeing continued growth in 2021 as we look to secure new contracts across the region and the UK.”

Robert Cole, project manager at Harworth Group, said: “We are delighted to continue to work with RWO and look forward to them playing a key role in the delivery of a such a significant project for Yorkshire.”

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