The new £3m Bridge Business Park in Huddersfield is open for business.
West Yorkshire property company Frank Marshall Estates has developed the park speculatively, having bought the land from Mamas & Papas in 2015.
The 2.73 acre site is situated next to the headquarters of Mamas & Papas in Colne Bridge Road, just off the main A62 Leeds Road and close to Junction 25 of the M62.
Frank Marshall Estates is run by Edward and Jimmy Marshall. Edward Marshall commented: “The M62 corridor is now one of the hotspots for industrial property in West Yorkshire, providing swift access to both the East Coast and the West Coast ports, as well as linking into the UK’s superb motorway network. It’s logistics gold dust.
“The success of Muse’s Logic Leeds by Junction 45 of the M1, just five minutes from the M62, and our very own Newhall Business Park in Bradford, again just five minutes away from the M62, is proof that the M62 corridor in West Yorkshire is now one of the prime industrial property and logistics locations in the whole of Yorkshire.”
Already Sniffers Pet Care, a specialist Yorkshire pet food wholesaler and distributor, has taken 6,250 sq ft of quality light industrial space at Bridge Business Park. The company has signed a five-year lease.
Edward Marshall said: “We look forward to welcoming other flourishing companies in the wake of Sniffers’ move. There is a good deal of interest in the remaining four units and we advise any prospective occupiers to come and take a look for themselves as soon as they can.
“This business park is an extremely significant project for us. We have created a high-quality employment park, which will create up to 100 jobs.
“There is a distinct lack of high-quality and flexible light industrial units in the Huddersfield area, so we are looking to satisfy the pent-up demand from small-to-medium-sized businesses, who are looking for attractive, practical and modern premises, combining warehousing and distribution space, with hi-tech office facilities.
“There are four business units on the park now left, ranging from 6000 sq ft to 10,750 sq ft. They are built in three blocks, arranged around a central service courtyard, providing room for vehicles to turn round and park.”
Jimmy Marshall added: “Although Frank Marshall Estates has extensive interests in West Yorkshire, this is our first major development in Huddersfield, one of the county’s foremost towns with a splendid industrial history.
“We are proud to be contributing to the area’s economy, by building bespoke business/industrial units and creating jobs. We are committed to the town.”
Mark Hanson of West Yorkshire property consultancy Walker Singleton, incorporating Hansons, who are marketing the site for Frank Marshall Estates, said: “Considerable interest has already been expressed by a number of prospective tenants for the site, which isn’t surprising given its winning combination of location and quality.”
Simon Brown of Sniffers added: “We are expanding rapidly, with growth up 25 per cent, year on year. We had outgrown our previous premises and our new home at the Bridge Business Park is ideal. The quality of the units is exceptional, with superb workmanship.
“The location, meanwhile, is perfect. So it’s just right for us, providing an excellent base from where we can continue to expand and flourish.”