IT and video production firms relocate to historic mill complex

Two expanding companies have signed new deals at an historic mill complex.

Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley
Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley

PAV IT Services, which provides IT, cloud and data services to businesses to corporate clients across the UK is relocating its head office from Brighton to Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, Leeds.

Meanwhile, video production company Fresh Cut is moving into larger premises at the site.

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During the last seven years, Sunny Bank Mills has been transformed into a modern office complex and is home to more than 70 companies, who employ a total of 355 staff.

It is also a best-practice case study in a report “Engines of Prosperity”, on the conversion and regeneration of West Yorkshire’s textile mills prepared by Cushman and Wakefield on behalf of Historic England.

PAV, which has signed a three-year lease at The Mending Rooms, said the move was designed to support the company’s growth in the North.

Meanwhile, Fresh Cut has relocated from The Mending Rooms to larger space that includes a video studio and production offices at The Spinning Mill.

Creative director Rick Frier said: “It’s great to combine our Leeds production office with our studio space here at Sunny Bank Mills.

“Having all of our Leeds team together in such an inspirational space means that we can be much more responsive to productions often working to extremely fast-turnarounds”

John Gaunt, joint managing director of Sunny Bank Mills owner Edwin Woodhouse, said: “These are exciting times at Sunny Bank Mills. We will shortly embark on the demolition of redundant buildings on site, opening up our historic mill complex and paving the way for future development.”

William Gaunt, joint managing director of Edwin Woodhouse, added: “These two deals underline the versatility and flexibility of space at Sunny Bank Mills, which is attracting an exciting breadth of occupiers. They also illustrate the strength of the Yorkshire economy, with both companies having the confidence to commit their future to us at Sunny Bank Mills.”

Sarah-Jayne Lishman of property agent Dove Haigh Phillips added: “The refurbishment of Sunny Bank Mills is a complete triumph, a wonderful balance of cutting edge modern employment space in an environment rich in history and heritage.

“The attention to detail is stunning.”