Development Sites

Investment potential for every hi-tech enterprise

A series of prime development sites have been identified at Key Enterprise Zone Locations in Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Markham Vale. Specific sites at each of these locations each qualify for one of the Enterprise Zone financial incentives available, as well as simplified planning procedures and superfast broadband for advanced manufacturing and technology firms.

The primary development sites in the Sheffield City Region Enterprise Zone can be found at the following locations:

Advanced Manufacturing Park (M1, junction 33)

Many world-leading manufacturing firms and technology thought leaders are already located on this purpose-built site, offering huge potential for collaboration and major capital investment. Sites at this location are ‘development ready’, offering a range of options for large scale premises, ideal for advanced manufacturing, hi-tech engineering and research and development enterprises.

Tinsley Park (M1, junction 33/34)

Clustered around the M1 and adjacent to Europa Link, this well-connected area offers a number of sites suitable for a range of heavy duty uses and bespoke development. This location is also in close proximity to the Advanced Manufacturing Park, offering a number of opportunities for collaboration with like-minded companies already based in the Sheffield City Region.

Markham Vale (M1, junction 29A)

At the southern gateway to the Enterprise Zone this vast development site straddles the M1, offering the potential for a mix of uses, including heavy industrial and a range of functions that will support modern manufacturing and technology businesses.

Europa Link (M1, junction 33)

Located close to the Advanced Manufacturing Park and adjacent to Tinsley Park, this site offers a range of sites perfect for modern manufacturers providing manufacturing services, as well as research and development organisations.

Ashroyd and Shortwood Business Park (M1, junction 37)

These Business Parks in Barnsley provides development opportunities for light industrial and manufacturing businesses. It is well suited to small and medium-sized businesses looking to grow in niche markets, who will benefit from co-locating with similar-sized businesses in complementary sectors in the local area.

Templeborough (M1, junction 34)

Development sites at this location offer opportunities for high-quality light and general industrial space, along with supporting offices ideal for incubation and start-up space for SMEs.

Proposed replacement sites


Sheffield City Region has proposed “replacement” Enterprise Zone sites to compensate for potential blight caused by the High Speed 2 route which cuts through parts of the original Enterprise Zone site. Formal designation of these sites is reliant on the approval of an SCR business case by DCLG. This has not yet been completed. The proposed sites are included below:

Smithywood Business Park (M1, junction 35)

Development area of 10 hectares.  A multi-use development site to the north of Sheffield.  Available for bespoke design and build units ranging from 20k – 300k sq ft.  The site is served by all mains services.  Surrounding area populated by a large number of companies within the healthcare sector making Smithywood an attractive option for like-minded businesses.

Dinnington (M1, junction 31)

Development area of 15 hectares.  An excellent industrial development opportunity lying within the established Dinnington Business Park which extends over 34 hectares.  Lying 2.5 miles from junction 31 of M1, the site offers easy access to South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire.  A successful development already attracting Macalloy, Johnston Press, Assured Fire and Security and Connextion 2.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport Business Park

Development area of 10 hectares.  An exclusive development suitable for a mix of uses.  Excellent access to Doncaster Sheffield Airport.  Executive occupiers include BAE systems, Textron Cessna, Anglo World Cargo, Redking Aviators, ICAO and 2 Excel.  Access to 5  major motorways within 20 minute drive.