Circa 800 Jobs In Pipeline And Plans Approved For 400,000 Sq Ft Employment Space
Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister company to Yorkshire Water, has launched to market a 57 acre former water treatment works site in West Yorkshire with planning consent for circa 400,000 sq ft of industrial and employment space which could facilitate around 800 new jobs.
Keyland secured planning consent from Kirklees Council in March this year to transform the redundant North Bierley Water Treatment Works site, which has lain dormant since 2010, into a major commercial development to support the region’s economic growth.
The plans will enable some 400,000 sq ft of industrial and associated ancillary office space to be brought forward by a purchaser, with a ratio of 30% as B2 general industrial use and 70% B8 storage and distribution usage. The range of unit sizes was determined in response to continued and severe regional shortages of new industrial accommodation and to support growing businesses in the locality who cannot be accommodated in the fully-occupied neighbouring business parks in North Kirklees and South Bradford.
Occupying a strategic position at the major intersection of the M62 Transpennine motorway and the M606 Bradford Link in West Yorkshire, the site’s strong connectivity cements its appeal to industrial occupiers and once developed will deliver widespread employment and economic benefits to the region.
The launch of the North Bierley site to market follows on from the recent sale, in July this year, by Keyland of a separate 16 acre site in the Aire Valley area of Leeds with planning consent in place for 265,000 sq ft of mixed-employment development to Total Developments Ltd. The successful sale demonstrated the appeal of well-located sites with planning in place for development to address regional shortages and Keyland anticipates similar high levels of interest in this development opportunity.
Keyland have appointed Leeds based agents Dove Haigh Phillips (DHP) to market the site.
DHP Partner, Mike Dove
Keyland Developments Ltd has been operating across Yorkshire for over 20 years, regenerating Yorkshire Water’s redundant sites. In addition to its work transforming former Yorkshire Water land, the team also works alongside independent landowners, corporates or regulated bodies to overcome obstacles to development on strategic sites in order to facilitate regeneration by securing planning consent for future use.
Gordon Rogers, Head of Long Term Strategy at United Utilities
Damian Allen, Chief Executive, Doncaster Council
Liz Barber, Chief Executive at Yorkshire Water