Approval of major distribution facility could deliver 1,500 jobs
Planning permission has been granted for a two million sq ft distribution warehouse at Wakefield Hub, a 200-acre industrial and logistics scheme adjacent to Junction 30 of the M.62 in Yorkshire.
The joint application was made by Newmarket lane Ltd and Mountpark and the decision paves the way for works to start on site in May, which will include a new spine road through the scheme and extensive landscaping.
Once the warehouse is complete, it could see the creation of around 1,500 new jobs.
Wakefield Hub is being delivered by Newmarket Lane Ltd, a joint venture between property developers HBD and Yorkcourt.
Wakefield Hub is a prime location for industrial and logistics operators in the North of England. It is on the former Newmarket Colliery site and is also one of the largest regeneration projects of its kind in the UK.
Tom Wheldon, director and head of region at HBD, said: “We are very pleased that the planning committee has approved the application for this latest development at Wakefield Hub – it’s brilliant news for Wakefield and is a huge vote of confidence in the city as a place to invest.”
Scott Mackie, director of Newmarket Lane Ltd, added: “This latest unit represents a significant milestone for Wakefield Hub – it’s a major occupier and will create a significant number of new jobs.”
The news follows several recent deals at Wakefield Hub, including a new 260,000 sq ft industrial unit to be delivered on behalf of a German pharmaceutical company, and a 65,000 sq ft building for Kitwave, where work has already started on site.