Deal to create 2,500 jobs is signed at Sherburn
Two major corporate names have committed to take space at a business park which aims to create 2,500 jobs.
Glentrool Estates Group Ltd has secured deals for 23 acres of industrial land at the Sherburn2 business park at Sherburn-in-Elmet.
Portakabin, the York-based modular building manufacturer, is using four acres at the new business park to base its site accommodation business, which will supply buildings across the North East and Yorkshire.
The global motor manufacturer Ford has taken 16 acres of land for a new pre-delivery and inspection facility for new vehicle distribution operation in the north of England.
Cromwell Polythene is nearing it first anniversary on Sherburn2, having taken occupation of its purpose-built facility at the front of the site in July 2019.
Glentrool is transforming the 90-acre Sherburn2 at Junction 42 of the A1(M) into a business and employment park. The £105 million development has the capacity to create 2,500 sustainable jobs when it is full.
Jeremy Nolan, a director of Glentrool, commented: “We are very proud of having concluded these three deals at Sherburn2 during the last 12 months. They are a resounding endorsement of both the quality and the location of our development.
“Work has progressed tremendously well at Sherburn2. The high-quality Cromwell building is occupied, and two major companies, Ford and Portakabin, are now on site too.
“The whole infrastructure of the site is complete, meaning Sherburn2 is oven ready for development and potential occupiers.
“We have also completed work on footpaths and cycle ways connecting Sherburn2 to the adjacent Sherburn Enterprise Park, Sherburn and railway station. This is a very significant time for us after years of hard work.”
Josh Holmes of the property consultancy Carter Towler, the joint marketing agents for Sherburn2, said: “Sherburn2 is at a very exciting stage. Glentrool’s ambitious plans are being realised.
“We have had a lot of positive interest recently from manufacturing, logistics and warehousing businesses and now we have these exceptional new occupiers on site. This is a resounding endorsement of the quality of the development.”
Mr Nolan added: “Overall we have secured planning for 1.25m sq ft to deliver manufacturing and distribution warehouses from 25,000 to 600,000sq ft.
“Selby District Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership have provided support to help to get this project off the ground. As momentum has now gathered pace at Sherburn2, we would like to thank them”.
The leader of Selby District Council, Coun Mark Crane, said: “As we look to the future after Covid-19 it’s really important the Selby district is able to play an important part in the plans of big companies like this.
“Sites like Sherburn2 support lots of jobs and opportunities. It’s a great location for business investment, right at the heart of Yorkshire – and it’s great to see companies confidently investing in our area.
“Sherburn2 benefits from great transport links, a strong local workforce and a quality of life that helps companies to attract and retain the best talent.”
The Leeds offices of Carter Towler and Colliers International are joint agents at Sherburn2.