Business park expansion to boost local employment

The next phase at Broadhelm Business Park in Pocklington is due to go ahead, which will see the construction of seven warehouse, trade counter and industrial units, creating dozens of local jobs.

The business park is a 22-acre development by the Broadhelm Venture, a joint venture between York-based property company, Helmsley Group and East Riding-based Broadvale Developments.

Manor Court is the latest phase of the development and the seven additional units will range from about 3,000 sq ft up to 20,000 sq ft. Construction will start in spring 2022 and will complete towards the end of the year.

Phase one of the scheme saw the opening of the roundabout on the York to Hull Road (A1709), along with the construction of a new Shell Service Station, Starbucks and KFC drive-thrus as well as two trade units for operators Howdens and Home-Fit UK.

The second phase, called Helmsley Court, comprised eight starter units ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 sq ft and all units were sold off plan.

The units within Manor Court are all available on both a leasehold and freehold basis and are being marketed by Gent Visick (GV) and Procters.

Jonathan Atkinson, from Broadvale Developments, said: “Broadhelm Business Park has quickly established itself as one of the most sought-after mixed-use developments in a highly prominent location between York and Hull.

“We are now delighted to announce the next phase is due to start on this exciting development, which will attract new businesses to the area and create many more jobs.”

Paul Mack, director at GV, added: “Early indications are extremely encouraging for the next phase of Broadhelm Business Park.

“We have already received strong interest from several national trade counter operators, as well as local companies, so in line with the previous phase, we’re aiming to let or sell all seven units prior to their completion.”