New waterfront pub approved

New Marstons pub on Doncaster Road
New Marstons pub on Doncaster Road

A PUB and restaurant will provide up to 50 new jobs when it opens on the city’s waterfront.

The new development, on the junction of Bridge Street and Doncaster Road, opposite the Hepworth gallery, is part of a major regeneration scheme already underway in the area.

Pub company Marstons said work would begin in the next few months, and that they hoped the site would be open by the end of the summer.

It will include a children’s play area and 53 parking spaces.

Ed Hancock, director of estates at Marston’s, said it would also bring between 40 and 50 jobs to the city.

He said: “We’re extremely excited about the new pub restaurant and hope it will build a great reputation locally.”

A planning report said the pub, which will be accessed from Barnsley Road, had been designed to “raise the profile of the waterfront area to visitors and boaters alike”.

There were no objections to the development, but West Yorkshire Police asked the planning committee to set several conditions, including lighting and CCTV provision, to make the site safe.

Outline planning permission for office space at the waterfront was granted in 2004 and renewed in 2010.

A major regeneration scheme has been planned, to bring offices and flats to the area to compliment the Hepworth which opened last year.