Warehouse development set to generate hundreds more jobs

Hundreds of new jobs are to be created at a new warehouse and industrial development that will be built at Marston Business Park in Tockwith, near Wetherby.

Marston Business Park is one of the largest industrial estates in North Yorkshire comprising over 190,000 sq ft across 54 acres.

Planning consent has been given for eight new units that will be built across two different plots.

Plot B will offer five units ranging from 3,000 sq ft up to 6,000 sq ft, whilst Plot C will offer three units ranging from 10,500 sq ft to 46,500 sq ft.

Construction will start in September with practical completion due for April 2023.

The business park was recently acquired by Columbia Threadneedle Investments, a global asset management group which is funding this new development.

The units are all available on a leasehold basis and are being marketed by Gent Visick (GV), whilst the estate and the construction is being managed by Workman and Partners.

Paul Mack, director at GV, said: “It’s an exciting time to be involved in this next phase of Marston Business Park. The estate has such a rich history and is benefiting from Columbia Threadneedle’s vision which will elevate this highly popular estate into a modern logistics park.”

The park was originally a Second World War airbase formerly known as RAF Marston Moor, which trained aircrew on the Halifax Bomber between 1942 and 1945.

Today the park boasts several high profile and long standing tenants such as Stage One Creative, AJ Marshall Steel, Leading Solvent Supplies, Biffa and Jupiter Blue.