£10m Enterprise Zone development is completed at South Kirkby

Marshall CDP has just completed the latest phase of its £10m industrial development at South Kirkby, Wakefield. The final three units of this speculative scheme which first commenced in 2014 were completed earlier this month (October).

Five new properties have been built totalling over 104,850 sq ft on the 11 acre site adjacent to the new A628 and close to the A1, A1(M) and M62 motorway network.

Commenting on the development, Carter Towler surveyor Hazel Cooper said: “From the very outset there has been a lot of interest in this South Kirkby project. Whilst it is a speculative scheme and that requires a certain level of confidence, Marshall’s were very aware of the shortage of high quality small to medium sized distribution, warehouse or manufacturing units in the area.”

Nick Arundel of joint agents AWS added: “They’ve done an excellent job, everything has been completed on time, to budget and the standard of construction is excellent. These units have the added benefit of being located within the Wakefield Enterprise Zone and therefore come with considerable financial incentives.”

Chris Marshall, executive chairman of Marshall’s concluded: “We are extremely pleased with the how well the scheme has come together. This is a great location in the heart of West Yorkshire and the Enterprise Zone business benefits make it a compelling proposition for any company looking for new or additional industrial space in the region.

“The first two companies to move onto the business park, shredding company PHS Data Solutions and commercial vehicle converters VFS, are settling in well and we are sure the remaining three units which measure 13,600, 10,000 and 11,500 sq ft will also soon be occupied.

“Together the businesses here will create many new job opportunities and that in turn will have a very positive impact on the local economy, VFS alone has already taken on over 50 new employees”