Planned logistics building near Leeds could create up to 600 jobs

Wilton Developments has secured a detailed full planning consent for the largest single unit logistics and industrial building in the Leeds area on its Leeds 500 scheme on the M1 north of Garforth.

CBRE in Leeds have been appointed sole agents on the first phase which will accommodate a 492,500 sq ft logistics/industrial unit.

The 75-acre development site near the junction of the A1(M) and M1 was acquired by Leeds developer Wilton Developments and detailed planning has now been secured for the city’s largest consented single unit distribution unit on part of the site.

The first phase of the scheme will comprise a 465,000 sq ft warehouse with 23,000 sq ft of office accommodation over two floors and a 5,000 sq ft warehouse hub office, and could provide around 600 jobs.

The development, which will be BREEAM Excellent, has many ESG specifications including a multi-use games area; showers/changing and locker facilities; outdoor segregated breakout spaces; sustainable urban drainage (including 2 filtration ponds); rainwater harvesting, 40 secured cycle spaces, 28 electric vehicle charging spaces with a further 50 enabled for future charging.

The building has the ability to generate 2.7 million KWh per annum of energy from the installation of solar panels to the roof.

Mike Baugh, executive director at CBRE, said, “We are delighted to be appointed by Wilton Developments as sole agents on this strategic logistics scheme, the largest consented distribution development of its kind in Leeds.  This will be a superb logistics facility with first class ESG credentials, which continue to be sought after by occupiers, as well as benefiting from its prime location close to the motorway networks and many local amenities.

“Wilton Developments has a strong track record in developing both large scale distribution and manufacturing facilities in the region.”

Jason Stowe, managing director of Wilton Developments, said, “This is an important permission for Leeds ensuring that the city offers the option for larger occupiers who would normally have to locate to other parts of Yorkshire and the region to occupy a building of this size in Leeds. This class leading building has detailed planning consent and is available for an immediate start subject to occupiers’ requirements.”

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