New road on Goole business park could unlock land for 1,000 jobs

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 18 Apr 2018

Plans have been submitted for a new access road which would unlock land to create up to 1,000 jobs in Goole.

Sterling Capitol, a major Yorkshire developer, hopes the new road at Capitol Park will create opportunities for new businesses to open in the enterprise zone.

If given the go-ahead by East Riding Council, the road will open up 32 acres of land next door to giants Tesco Distribution and Guardian Glass.

Mike Heydecke, on behalf of Sterling Capitol, said: “This is a significant development for us, underlying our commitment to Capitol Park Goole. The access road will open up the site and create much-needed business space and jobs in the Goole area.

“The site has the capacity for 500,000 sq ft of quality warehousing and distribution space. We are looking to build one substantial unit but could subdivide into two. It is adjacent to Guardian Glass and a major Tesco distribution hub, underling the park’s credentials.

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“As a company, we are extremely proud of what we have achieved in Yorkshire. Job creation is at the heart of our plans and we have developed some of the most impressive business parks in Yorkshire, with an excellent mix of tenants and facilities.”

The news comes at an exciting time for business in East Yorkshire.

A map of the Goole 36 and Capitol Park site

Last month, manufacturing giant Siemens unveiled plans to create a state-of-the-art train factory on the site in Goole, which lies just off M62 motorway.

It is hoped the £200m factory will create up to 700 jobs.

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Capitol Park Goole has already been given the green light to become a large-scale employment and distribution hub for the region.

The 32-acre site which would be unlocked by the new road has a capital value of £43 million, with direct access to the motorway and Port of Goole.

CGI of plans for the Siemens factory in Goole

Iain McPhail, partner in the industrial team with joint marketing agents Knight Frank, said: “Capitol Park represents a major opportunity in the East Riding area, offering significant potential for employment and distribution development on a strategic site close to the M62 and the ports at Goole, Grimsby, Immingham and Hull.”

Rob Whatmuff, director at Colliers International in Leeds, said: “Capitol Park is a significant gateway development scheme for the region.

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“The site’s close connectivity from the port at Goole through to the UK’s motorway networks, via J36 of the M62, coupled with its Enterprise Zone benefits, will be a big attraction to large occupiers looking to neighbour the Tesco regional distribution centre and the Guardian Glass’ manufacturing facility.

“Siemens’ recent announcement to invest £200 million in a rail manufacturing plant adjacent to the park further endorses the location…”

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