Northern Trust Completes New £4 Million Industrial Development in South Kirkby

We are pleased to confirm that work on our new 34,286 sq ft industrial development, Dale Court in South Kirkby has been completed. The new development will be officially launched at a breakfast reception on site at the end of the month.

The new development which has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund provides 26 units with sizes ranging from 536 sq ft up to 3,372 sq ft. The new units are arranged in 3 separate terraced blocks and have been constructed to a high specification. The units over 2,200 sq ft incorporate integral office space, with each unit benefitting from dedicated parking and good communal circulation space.   The development has been constructed in line with BREEAM and has been designed to be energy efficient, with 30% of the site being given over to Green and Blue infrastructure.

Neil McManus, Senior Development Executive at Northern Trust commented “We are delighted to have been able to deliver this much needed SME industrial accommodation in South Kirkby. As a brownfield former colliery site which was previously remediated it was an ideal development opportunity, but required some grant intervention to bridge the gap between delivery costs and rents for the area.    Following completed there has been a significant number of occupiers wishing to locate to the development bring jobs and growth to the area. This demonstrates that there was demand and the European Regional Development Fund (now the levelling up fund) has supported unlocking these local business opportunities. Northern Trust will continue to operate the new facility alongside its wider portfolio providing long term SME support in the local area.”

The new development is actively managed by Northern Trust’s regional team based in Yorkshire. The Yorkshire portfolio now covers over 1.2 million sq ft of business space in over 500 individual units.

Dan Hodge, Regional Property Director at Northern Trust added “Having joined the team last year, it is great that we will be officially launching Dale Court. Given the current economic climate this development shows Northern Trust’s commitment to investing in the area and creating jobs for the local economy, with the portfolio supporting in the region of 25,000 jobs across the Country. We have already seen strong interest in the available space, and expect the first occupiers to be moving in before the end of the month.”

The 3 acre site was purchased from Wakefield Council and forms part of South Kirkby Business Park Enterprise Zone. South Kirkby Business Park consists of sites remediated for development on the former South Kirkby Colliery utilising The National Coalfields Programme and the European Regional Development Fund ReCHAR II Programme.

Sanderson Weatherall (SW) is acting as marketing agents on the scheme on behalf of Northern Trust. Jay Dhesi of SW added, “Dale Court is already proving popular with a number of the units already under offer and due to complete in the next few weeks. Northern Trust has once again provided an outstanding scheme that is of high-quality design and specification.”

For more details and current availability on the Dale Court please visit the website or contact our Yorkshire team on 01924 282020.