Major industrial scheme set for North Yorkshire

Contractors are set to start work on a 140,000 sq ft Hornbeam Park industrial site.

GMI Construction, based in Leeds, was appointed main contractor for the scheme, which was granted permission in April.

Hornbeam Park Developments has launched on site at the former Harrogate College site, which consolidated into a single main site after a £6m investment.

The scheme, designed by Garnett Netherwood, consists of five buildings of around 20,000 sq ft each. The two buildings. fronting Hornbeam Park Avenue will also incorporate a lower ground floor in addition, taking their total size to 40,500 sq ft.

Each of the buildings is designed to be capable of being sub-divisible to create a range of sizes from 6,849 sq ft to 11,800 sq ft.

Hornbeam Park Developments Ltd, which owns the majority of the other buildings on Hornbeam Park is also behind the Victoria House office development in Harrogate.

Robbins Associates are the letting agents and report a high level of interest in the scheme already with one already under offer and strong interest in two others.

“Not only are there very few alternatives available in the Harrogate area but there is certainly nothing of a comparable quality, efficiency and flexibility of design” commented Chris Robbins.

“This scheme is similar to a building that Hornbeam Park Developments built in Knaresborough 3 years ago, but have further improved on that specification. We have taken a number of potential tenants around that building and they are all struck by the universal approval that the employees in the building have of their place of work and the directors’ enthusiasm about their landlord. It is extremely rare for that type of response” said Robbins.