Martree Business Park in Thirsk creates 80 new job opportunities

The first phase of a £5.5m business park has been completed, creating 80 new job opportunities.

George Marshall (left) and William Marshall at Marrtree Business Park, Sowerby Gateway in Thirsk.

Marrtree Investments has completed the first £3m phase of Marrtree Business Park at Thirsk, with tenants already signed up for seven of the scheme’s 16 units.

The 40,000 sq ft development, part of the 950-home Sowerby Gateway project, was completed on schedule, despite the pressures of ongoing covid restrictions.

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Building supplies firms Toolstation and Screwfix have both taken 4,000 sq ft units on the site, with trade counter operations now open. Also signed up are bathrooms supplier PJH, Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies, Motor Parts Direct, electrical wholesaler Upex and Amie Dawson Gym.

Phase two, due to get underway later this year, will create a further 30,000 sq ft of space.

George Marshall, director at Harrogate Marrtree Investments, said: “We’re really excited to have completed this first phase of the business park without too many hold ups.”

“Demand has been really strong for our modern units, which isn’t surprising when you consider that Sowerby Gateway is set to become a major employment hub and couldn’t be better located for road access.

Founded in Bradford in the 1940s, the Marrtree Group is run by the third-generation brothers William and George Marshall.

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