MSA have secured detailed planning consent for clients PLP at their 17 acre development site, Smithywood Business Park, in Sheffield. The permission includes the erection of a single 343,000 sq ft logistics unit including 17,400 sq ft two storey offices, erection of a gatehouse and formation of site access, provision of car parking, service yard and landscaping works.

PLP will speculatively develop the property, which will be one of the largest warehouses in the Yorkshire region. Construction will commence this year with completion in Autumn 2020.

Smithywood Business Park occupies a strategic location immediately adjacent to Junction 35 of the M1 motorway, Sheffield. The site therefore benefits from excellent links to the motorway network as well as in to Sheffield city centre, approximately 5 miles to the south, and Leeds to the north.

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MSA Step Up

For LandAid

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The MSA Flip Flops (Ashley Chambers, Elena Pero, Rafael Vega and Soner Sahinturk) are stepping it up against the MSA Archonauts (Melanie Sampson, Michael Kong, Rebecca Driscoll, and Georgia Brown) in support of LandAid, the property industry charity working to end youth homelessness in the UK.

Steptober 2019 will see 500 other property professionals taking part to raise awareness and support charities delivering life-changing projects for young people who are or have been homeless, or who are at risk of homelessness.

Throughout the month of October the highly competitive teams will be upping their physical activity and battling it out to see who will log the most steps and raise the most amount of money for LandAid, and we need your support! Please click here for our JustGiving page, and thank you for your kind donations.

The money we raise will go to LandAid funded projects supporting young people facing homelessness. One of these organisations could be a project like St Basils, who, with the funds raised, were able to send its young people on leadership courses through their Youth Voice programme, giving them invaluable skills which are helping them to turn their lives around. Watch this video to hear their stories

IAS Awards


Michael Sparks Associates are proud to announce the first prize honours for two of our schemes at The 2019 Industrial Agents Society Awards, held on Thursday 26th September at the London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.

Deal of the Year over 250,000 sq ft went to Manse Opus’ project for Meggitt at Prospero Ansty, for which Michael Sparks Associates are the architects. The building will form the main UK manufacturing base for the UK aerospace company, Meggitt, with a total floor area of 40,952 sq m (450,808 sq ft), including offices totalling 6,826 sq m (73,478 sq ft). The project also includes full fit out, and will complete in early in 2020.

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Prospero Ansty

The award for the Best Overall Scheme - Multi-let Industrial Estate went to developer Prologis for Prologis Park, Hemel Hempstead, for which Michael Sparks Associates were the architects. The new industrial/logistics development consists of 10 units from 11,173 to 168,873 sq ft located at Maylands Gateway, within the town’s new Enviro-tech Enterprise Zone. When complete, the park will provide up to 585,000 sq ft of industrial and distribution space, together with a £2.5 million investment in local highway infrastructure. Five of the currently built nine units have been let and works to the final build to suit unit is due to start later this year.

Congratulations to both of our highly esteemed clients for their success in these categories and all other winners of the IAS Awards!

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Prologis Park, Hemel Hempstead

Prologis Park, Hemel Hempstead



Construction has been progressing well on the Meggitt project at Prospero Ansty Park, Warwickshire, towards a practical completion of a 56 week programme in January 2020.

The building will form the main UK manufacturing base for the UK aerospace company, Meggitt, with a total floor area of 40,952 sq m (450,808 sq ft) , which will include offices totalling 6,826 sq m (73,478 sq ft). The project also includes full fit out.




MSA are the masterplanners and architects for SEGRO Park, Enfield, a new industrial village located beside the River Lee. The site consists of three large units covering a total floor area of 21,220 sq m  (228,400 sq ft). Following the success at Navigation Park, the development will provide further opportunities for commercial letting in the established Ponders End employment area.

The project is currently progressing at construction phase. The photos below illustrate piling of the site, and assembling of the steel work, lift core and stairs for Unit 3. This process will be followed for Units 1 and 2, respectively.

The development is set for completion in early 2020.