First glimpse at huge expanded business park which could soon boast 5,000 jobs

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 3 May 2019

This is what a major East Yorkshire business park could look like once an ambitious expansion plan has been completed.

The Melton West business park, close to the A63, is already home to the likes of Heron, Kohler Mira and House of Townend.

Developer Wykeland Group last year announced it had bought more than 200 acres of land next to the existing site, to offer new business opportunities in the region.

Now, an image has revealed what the full site could look like once completed.

It is hoped the Melton West business park will support 5,000 jobs once at full occupancy.

Dominic Gibbons, managing director at Wykeland, said: “Melton West is a successful, well established and well recognised development, so we have decided to build on the brand in launching the expanded business park.

Melton West business park, one of Yorkshire’s largest commercial sites (Meehan Media & Comms)

“We know there is significant pent-up demand for the opportunities offered by Melton West as there has been no new, substantial development of this type and size in the Humber area in recent years.

“There are only a handful of sites on this scale available in the North of England and a shortage of facilities such as this across the M62 corridor.

“The location and development opportunities are ideal for modern warehousing and distribution requirements and we have already received a number of enquiries.”

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A range of business opportunities are up for grabs at the site.

It offers spaces for manufacturing, warehouse, distribution and office-based businesses ranging from 10,000 sq.ft. up to a one million square feet “mega shed.”

The development is one of only a handful of sites of such scale across the North of England.

The current Meltonwest Business Park employs more than 1,000 people (Meehan Media & Comms)

The business park also benefits from Enterprise Zone status, meaning investors can enjoy discounted business rates.

Similar zones, including Goole 36, have attracted significant interest since being unveiled, including the £200m rail factory being built by Siemens.

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Mr Gibbons said: “We’ve created a masterplan, which details the development opportunities across the extended site, and we’ve taken that to market.

“As with all our developments, we will work with occupiers to design and develop facilities to meet their exact business needs.”

The new and expanded park will be home to a new £10m Mercedes-Benz dealership, led by Lister Group.

That development is expected to be completed in early 2020.

With around 1,100 people already employed on site, Melton West now has the potential to generate a total of 5,000 jobs.

Wykeland acquired the new land in December 2018, in the company’s largest ever land purchase, and is now marketing the expanded development.

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