Full house for Onyx Retail Park despite challenging pandemic

A South Yorkshire leisure and retail development is celebrating hitting full occupancy in challenging conditions.

Onyx Retail Park was built by Onward Holdings Ltd on the former Manvers colliery at Wath-Upon-Deane.

It is described as prime retail space within easy reach of the 94,000 residents living within a 10 minute journey.

This shopping hot spot has attracted a cross-section of retail businesses, including Spar convenience store, Costa Coffee, Domino Pizzas, Greggs, Subway and KFC. The national brands are complemented by Coffee Street, Holy Cow Burger Co, Thai Garden and Onyx Fish Bar and Grill.

Other retailers at Onyx are online designer babywear business Forever Sewing, which recently snapped up the remaining vacant unit on the site, Vape HQ Manvers, Beauty at Heart, and Barnardo’s.

Andrew Miller, chartered surveyor, said: “Now that lockdown restrictions are being relaxed, full capacity at Onyx Retail Park is a reflection of the confidence retailers have in this bustling shopping complex and the opportunities for them to prosper.”

Onyx, spanning 17,500 sq ft, sits adjacent to a new development of 1,100 homes, between Barnsley and Rotherham.

Onward Holdings is a fourth generation family-run business founded in 1930 which has built a reputation for developing and operating warehousing and industrial units.  It also has substantial interests along the M62/A1/M1 corridor in West Yorkshire, and in Scunthorpe.


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