Hunters Reports Brisk Business Since Moving Onto Onyx Retail Park

Since opening a branch on Onward Holdings Ltd’s Onyx Retail Park at Wath-Upon-Dearne in South Yorkshire, Hunters Estate Agents has reported brisk business.

The popular shopping and eating destination located at the former Manvers main colliery between Barnsley and Rotherham is in an area of major regeneration. According to Onward, in a typical month in 2022 Onyx received 62,000 visitors at an average of over 2,000 people a day – positive figures during difficult economic times, emphasising the park’s growing influence on the region’s retail landscape.

Compared to the decline of bricks and mortar in the high street, out of town retail parks have shown ongoing resilience. First throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and then during the cost-of-living crisis. Ample car parking, impressive footfall and the variety of businesses already on site are the key attractions for leasing units at Onyx.

Aerial view of Onyx Retail Park

Hunters Estate Agents Report High Footfall

Hunters, one of the largest independent networks of sales and lettings of domestic and commercial properties in the UK, has been impressed with the visitor numbers, says branch manager Jo Upson: “Footfall is high which is our main driver for being there. It’s very popular with local residents and workers. Parking is free for customers and they can enjoy Onyx’s other amenities while having their properties seen by thousands of potential buyers a day. From a business and customer point of view, it just makes sense.”

While many local high streets are struggling to retain shops, even before the pandemic struck, the addition of a Hunters branch means Onyx is near full capacity. Its prime retail space within easy reach of the 94,000 local residents living within a 10-minute journey from the site.

Onyx Retail Park

This shopping hot spot has attracted a cross-section of retail businesses, including SPAR convenience store, and famous fast-food chains such as Domino’s Pizza, Greggs the Baker and Subway. The excellent choice of successful restaurants and eateries is complemented by Coffee Street, Holy Cow Burger Company and Onyx Fish Bar and Grill.

Other retailers located at Onyx are: Vape HQ, Groom Room, Beauty at Heart and Barnardo’s. Promoter of the site, Andrew Miller Chartered Surveyors of Sheffield, said: “Having a renowned estate agent like Hunters lease space shows the high degree of confidence businesses have in this bustling shopping complex and the opportunities for them to prosper.”

Onyx sits adjacent to a development of 1,300 homes, while an average of just under 14,000 vehicles pass the site each weekday, according to figures provided by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. The footfall created from this high volume of passing trade provides a strong customer base to the site, making it an ideal location for a wide variety of retail outlets.

In addition to Onyx Retail Park, Onward Holdings also offers a range of logistics options to suit most budgets, together with additional value-added warehouse services. The different facilities that the company can supply will help businesses gain a vital foothold in the northern supply chain.

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