AMEC Developments has recently received planning permission for four units to be built on the final phase at Valencia Park, part of the region’s prime distribution centre, Wakefield Europort. Totalling 6.743sq m (72,500sq ft) and starting on site this October, the high quality and high specification buildings will be completed in March 2005 and available on either a freehold or leasehold basis.
Joining other occupiers at Valencia Park including Linpac Plastics and Wickes, along with Asda, Scottish and Newcastle and Royal Mail on the surrounding parks at Wakefield Europort, the occupiers of the new units will be in good company.
Mike Haigh, of agent Knight Frank, comments: “The units which are superbly located have already attracted great interest from local occupiers who recognise the strength of Wakefield Europort. We are confident that such high quality units will be taken quickly, especially with the good supply and quality of the local labour force.”
Strategically located alongside the M62 at J31, Wakefield Europort not only benefits from its location between the M1 and A1 but also from the competitively priced and readily available labour force. Several other companies have already taken advantage of this strategic location, including the hugely successful leisure destination Xscape, only one junction away at Junction 32. Asda, already located at Wakefield Europort with a chilled distribution centre, has also recently expanded its accommodation with an additional 9,300sq m (100,000sq ft) building, again reinforcing how successful the location has been for their business.
Mike Haigh adds: “The M62 corridor in West Yorkshire is becoming one of the most sought after commercial property and retail development areas in the north and, despite some predictions of a slow down in the distribution property market, it remains healthy and there is good demand for high quality distribution sites.”