This huge site is on the market - and could support hundreds of jobs

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 13 Feb 2019

One of the region’s biggest empty industrial units has come onto the market, with the potential to create hundreds of new jobs.

The facility, which covers a 100,000sq.ft. site near Market Weighton, is perfectly suited for a manufacturing or distribution company.

Its current owner, trailer manufacturer Montracon, employed more than 100 people, making the site one of the most exciting business opportunities in East Yorkshire.

The property has been brought to the market by Gent Visick.

Paul Mack, director at Gent Visick, said: “There are few buildings of this scale that are available across the entire East or North Yorkshire regions, and it could have a hugely positive impact in terms of employment for the local and regional area.

Montracon Limited, Holme Road, Market Weighton (Hull Live)

“The property also benefits from being built to a high specification including a large power and gas supply, multiple cranes, three acres of expansion land, an eaves height of up to 8.82 metres as well as 25 loading doors.

“The building could also be divided up and we are offering accommodation from approximately 7,500 sq.ft.”

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Gent Visick has been appointed by Montracon to find a new owner for its former home.

Montracon previously employed more than 100 people at the facility, which it acquired in 1994, before moving relocating and centralising its production in Doncaster.

Around half of the Market Weighton facility is still operational.

The building totals approximately 100,000 sq.ft on a site of just under eight acres, and is suitable for either a manufacturing or warehouse / distribution company.

It’s in a strategic location just off the A1079, between York and Beverley, and is less than eight miles from junction 38 of the M62.

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The news comes as work is also set to get underway on another major business site.

Hull’s Kingston Parklands site, on land which formerly housed the city’s maternity hospital, has been described as “the city’s next big business opportunity,” due to its close location to the docks and turbine blade manufacturer Siemens Gamesa.

Construction on a new facility on the site could start as early as next month.

The land was several years ago marketed to a host of top European renewable energy companies, but plans never came to fruition.

Now it is hoped development of the site will attract business to Hull, in turn creating new job opportunities in the city.

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