Speculative industrial building aims to plug shortagein Yorkshire

Construction has started on a new speculative warehouse or factory building in a bid to address the shortage of industrial space in West Yorkshire.

The 31,350 sq ft building, which is being constructed at Trident Park in Normanton, is expected to be available for occupation in early April 2015.

St Bride’s White Rose Partnership will acquire the detached unit from Commercial Development Projects when it is completed.

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The building is available on a leasehold basis and will offer eight metres clear headroom, a mix of dock and ground level loading, a secure concrete goods yard and separate car park.

The property is being built on the final plot on DeVilliers Way, Trident Park, which is home to occupiers including Bosch Rexroth, West Yorkshire Police, SEW Eurodrive and Speedy Hire.

Ian Houston, a partner at St Bride’s, said: “We recognised that there was a lack of supply of quality warehouse/factory accommodation in the West Yorkshire market and given the popularity of Normanton as a location felt that this was an ideal opportunity for us to make a further investment into the region”.

Carter Towler, AWS and Gent Visick are joint letting agents.

Gidon Amar, from Gent Visick, said “Normanton is a prime industrial location and we are delighted to be able to offer a brand new unit here from as early as April. With a distinct lack of good quality existing stock available in the market at present we anticipate there to be a good level of interest.”

AWS & Carter Towler advised Commercial Development Projects on the sale of the property whilst Gent Visick advised St Bride’s. Marshall Construction (West Yorkshire) is building the unit. Gent Visick is providing development monitoring services on behalf of St Bride’s