Roads completed at manufacturing site

A HUGE manufacturing and logistics base has taken a significant step forward with the completion of roads at the 165 acre site.

new roads: (L-R) Coun Judith Blake, Leeds City Council leader; Ian Ball of Harworth Estates; James Pitt of Evans Property Group; Coun Richard Lewis, and Roger Marsh of the Leeds LEP

Aire Valley Land, a joint venture between Evans Property Group and Harworth Estates, has finished the £7m first phase of infrastructure works at its Temple Green development, the largest of the four development sites in the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone.

The first phase created more than half a mile of new dual carriageway and the remediation of 20 acres of development plots aimed at roadside dealerships and a petrol station in addition to Leeds City Council’s 1,000 space park and ride transport hub.

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Direct access to the scheme’s largest development plot is also complete. This plot can accommodate up to 500,000 sq ft of advanced manufacturing or distribution space.

Aire Valley Land appointed Hall Construction last year to also start the second phase of infrastructure works which includes additional road infrastructure and a bridge over Wyke Beck leading to phases three, four and five, which, when remediated, can accommodate a further 1m sq ft of space. The second phase of works is scheduled for completion by autumn this year.

James Pitt, development director of Evans Property Group, said; “The infrastructure programme, which has been made possible from a combination of EZ Capital Grant Fund from the DCLG and Growing Places Fund loan from the LEP, opens up access to four phases of development equating to some 1.4m sq ft of manufacturing or logistics space, along with hundreds of new jobs.”