Consent given for multi-million pound commercial scheme

Permission has been granted for construction of 20 new industrial units at a business park in Scarborough.

South Yorkshire-based Priority Space is behind the £6m commercial property development, which will create 54,058 sq ft of speculative industrial or distribution workspace at Scarborough Business Park.

The new estate of units, ranging in size from 1,500 to 6,003 sq ft, will be built on a 3.1acre plot of land acquired from Caddick Construction. All enquiries for sale or lease are being handled by Garness Jones, based in Hull.

Adam Richardson, director of Priority Space, said: “We’re delighted to announce we’ll be adding this development of useful-sized business units to Scarborough’s established business park. Our aim is to provide ambitious SMEs in East Yorkshire with the perfect base to grow their business.”

Scarborough Business Park is already home to 50 big businesses including McCain foods, Plaxton coachbuilders, TEF Transport, NFU and Raflatac global label printers.

It is located in Eastfield, off the A64, four miles from Scarborough town centre and 38 miles from York.

Richardson added: “It’s time we stopped considering coastal locations as the ‘back of beyond’ in commercial property terms.

“Scarborough is well positioned, with good transport links, world-class connectivity and the added attraction of being on the beautiful East Yorkshire coast.

“As developers, we aim to deliver schemes which stimulate and support regeneration in communities like Scarborough. It’s a great place to do business.”

Planning permission was gained from Scarborough Borough Council. Construction is due to start in September with expected competition May 2022.

David Garness, of Garness Jones, said: “Scarborough is a diverse and important commercial location that deserves good quality business space.

“Priority Space have a great track record of delivering just that and we’re delighted to be working with them on this scheme.

“We look forward to handling enquiries in the next few months and I’m sure we’ll see businesses occupying this new development soon.”