Work has started on the major new industrial development at the former mine in Knottingley, West Yorkshire.
The Harris Partnership designed scheme, for client CRT Property Investment Ltd has received planning permission at the former Kellingley Colliery.
As the last deep coal mine in Britain to close in 2015, the plans are intended to breathe new life into the site, delivering a 39,000 sq ft multi-let industrial development, comprising 11 individual units ranging from 3,000 sqft to 4,000 sqft.
In addition, there will be car parking with electric vehicle charging points along with landscaping designed to create a high quality commercial scheme to attract local SMEs.
As well as providing local businesses with access to the new units, it is hoped the development will create job opportunities and retained employment for those living within the region.