We are delighted to announce that work on the new 34,132 sq ft industrial development in South Kirkby has started on site following the purchase of the 3 acre plot at South Kirkby Business Park from Wakefield Council.
The new development which is being part funded by the European Regional Development Fund will provide 26 units with sizes ranging from 538 sq ft up to 3,315 sq ft. The new units will be arranged in 3 separate terraced blocks and constructed to a high specification. The units over 2,200 sq ft will include an integral office, and each unit will benefit from dedicated parking and good communal circulation space. The development will be constructed in line with BREEAM and has been designed to be energy efficient, with 30% of the site being given over to Green and Blue infrastructure.
Neil McManus, Senior Development Manager at Northern Trust commented “We are delighted to have the support of European Regional Development Fund in bringing forward this strategic development. This development will complement our existing ownership in the Yorkshire region and provide much needed workshop accommodation for small and medium sized enterprises looking to set up or relocate to the area. Considering the current economic climate this development shows our commitment to investing in the area and creating jobs for the local economy, with the current Northern Trust portfolio housing in the region of 18,000 jobs.”
The new development when completed will be actively managed by Northern Trust’s in house managing agents, Whittle Jones. The Yorkshire portfolio currently comprises 34 assets, of which 32 are industrial/trade and 2 are office schemes totalling over 850,000 sq ft in more than 440 units.