Construction Starts On New Leeds Trade Park
Work has begun on a new 80,000 sq ft trade park off of Roundhay road in north Leeds. The development, which is transforming the former Thomas Danby College, is expected to be completed by November this year.
Bridge Estates is behind the development, which is costing £9 million, with Stainforth Construction delivering the build.
The company announced the plans for the site back in January 2016, with the company’s Paul Crabtree explaining at the time that developing the location “will bring a number of employment opportunities to the local community”.
Pre-lets have been secured on six units so far, with Selco, Toolstation, Edmundson Electrical, Brewers Decorator Centres, Topps Tiles and Screwfix all taking space at the development.
There is only one 2,600 sq ft self-contained unit still available on the site, with agents JLL revealing that they expect to be able to announce the final tenant shortly.
Mr Crabtree noted that the College Trade Park is “the only speculative trade counter development currently under construction in Leeds”.
Another development in Leeds that businesses will be watching closely is that of Thorpe Park Leeds, which is set to deliver 1.35 million sq ft of mixed-use accommodation once it is completed. Industrial and commercial units will be constructed, along with up to 7,000 new homes.
This scheme is dependent on infrastructure projects, such as the construction of the East Leeds Orbital Road, being completed before work can begin on the development in earnest. A new railway link, as well as a park and ride scheme, is also planned for the scheme.
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