Funding granted to accelerate development

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has agreed to a £2.7 million grant to support further development on an Enterprise Zone site.


The funding, delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is part the £1bn Leeds City Region Growth Deal. It will go to further support deliver of South Kirkby Enterprise Zone, part of Leeds City Region Enterprise Zones.

The scheme being led by developer Marshall Construction will feature offer 65,500sq ft of commercial space. The site which will feature up to four units has the potential to host up to 115 jobs. The first three speculative units will complete in March 2021.

Roger Marsh OBE DL, chair of the LEP and NP11 said: “Our £2.7 million investment in the South Kirkby Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone site demonstrates our commitment to creating the infrastructure for economic growth. I look forward to seeing work start on site next month.”

Chris Marshall of Marshall Commercial Development Projects, said:
“Marshall Construction is very pleased to be involved with the development on this industrial park on which construction is due to commence early March.

“We would like to thank the Combined Authority and Wakefield Council for their support on this project which hopefully will create many new jobs over the next few years, both in the new units and also the construction on site.”

Cllr Denise Jeffery, leader of Wakefield Council said: “This is fantastic news for the next stage of South Kirkby’s development. Since the enterprise zone was launched it has been a great success, providing jobs and opportunities for business growth in our district and will continue to play an important role in supporting our local, district and regional economies.”

Progress has been made on the second phase of Enterprise Zone sites since launching in 2017. When fully developed they will will deliver over 1.5 million sqft of new commercial space in the region. With 246,700 sqft of space delivered to date.