Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Go-ahead for 550,000 sq ft spec shed in Leeds

Commercial Development Projects (CDP) has got the go-ahead for a 550,000 sq ft speculative distribution centre at Gelderd Road, Gildersome, south west of Leeds.

Leeds City Council has given the green light the redevelopment of a one million square foot commercial scheme at Gelderd Road, which will include a speculative 550,000 sq ft distribution centre.

CDP, a part of Marshall Group, will carry out the redevelopment of the site that has suffered 14 years of failed planning applications. The site is located at junction 1 of the M621 and junction 27 of the M62.

Matthew Sheppard, a director and head of environmental impact assessment for Turley, planning consultancy representing CDP, said the site will deliver much needed new jobs over the next few years, and will also provide high quality industrial space on a build to suit basis. According to a spokesperson, the redevelopment will create around 1,500 new jobs.

“My clients are now working hard on finalising infrastructure works and intend to submit the first phase reserved matters application as soon as the formal decision notice to received. They would be very pleased to discuss the site with any businesses who are looking for new space in the foreseeable future,” added Sheppard.