Duo of businesses expand at North Yorkshire business park

A used car specialist and a national provider of building control services and structural warranties have both expanded at Escrick Business Park in York.

DG Dale & Son has acquired Escrick Business Park’s final warehouse unit which covers 1,860 sq ft.

Founded in 1959, the family-run firm sells a wide range of used cars as well as operating a repair, MOT and service centre.

The company, which is now run by brothers Nick and James Dale, relocated from Crockey Hill to Escrick Business Park in 2014, initially leasing two units covering 4,850 sq ft in total.

DG Dale & Son now occupies almost 9,000 sq ft of warehouse space at the business park. This latest unit will be transformed into a new paint and body shop.

S Harrison, which developed Escrick Business Park, was advised on the deal by Langleys Solicitors.

In addition, Darlington-based Aedis has signed a one-year lease on 675 sq ft of office space at the business park. The company works with homeowners, architects, builders and developers throughout the UK and will use the new office as its Yorkshire headquarters.

Phil Hill from S Harrison, said: “DG Dale & Son has been one of Escrick Business Park’s major success stories. Nick and James initially took advantage of our flexible terms, which enabled them to lease a unit before deciding to buy and in the last four years the company has almost doubled its footprint as it has continued growing.

“We’re also delighted to welcome Aedis to Escrick Business Park. The company was attracted by the site’s rural location, combined with easy access to the national motorway network and ultrafast fibre broadband.

“As a result of these latest deals, all our warehouse space is now occupied and we have a small number of office units still available that we’re already talking to several businesses about.”

Nick Dale from DG Dale & Son, added: “This new warehouse will enable us to significantly increase the amount of accident repair and body shop work we take on and means we’re currently expanding our team, with plans to create several new jobs over the coming months.

“The flexibility at Escrick Business Park has really suited us and gives us a fantastic base in a modern environment to embark on our next phase of growth.”

Emma Warner, commercial property partner at Langleys Solicitors, also commented: “We are pleased to support S Harrison in its continued success at Escrick Business Park where companies like D G Dale & Son are able to realise their growth ambitions.”

Escrick Business Park is located immediately off the A19 York to Selby Road just outside the village of Escrick. Over 160 people now work at the Park.

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