East Coast business park to gain 20 industrial units

The go-ahead has been given for construction of 20 new industrial units at a thriving business park in Scarborough.

South Yorkshire based Priority Space is behind the £6m commercial property development which will create 54,058 square feet of speculative industrial or distribution workspace at Scarborough Business Park.

The new estate of units, ranging in size from 1,500 to 6,003 square feet, will be built on a 3.1acre plot of land acquired from Caddick Construction. All enquiries for sale or lease are being handled by Garness Jones, based in Hull.

Adam Richardson, director of Priority Space, said: “We’re delighted to announce we’ll be adding this development of useful-sized business units to Scarborough’s established business park. Our aim is to provide ambitious SMEs in East Yorkshire with the perfect base to grow their business.”

Scarborough Business Park is already home to 50 big businesses including McCain foods, Plaxton coachbuilders, TEF Transport, NFU and Raflatac global label printers.

It is located in Eastfield, just off the A64, four miles from Scarborough town centre, with easy access to East Yorkshire’s network of arterial roads, and 38 miles from York. Both Leeds-Bradford and Humberside Airports are also within a ninety-minute drive. Investment in fibre broadband means the site has a digital and telecommunications infrastructure comparable to city centre standards.

Adam said: “It’s time we stopped considering coastal locations as the ‘back of beyond’ in commercial property terms. Scarborough is well positioned, with good transport links, world-class connectivity and the added attraction of being on the beautiful East Yorkshire coast. As developers, we aim to deliver schemes which stimulate and support regeneration in communities like Scarborough. It’s a great place to do business.”

Planning permission was gained from Scarborough Borough Council. Construction is due to commence in September with expected competition May 2022.

David Garness of Garness Jones said: “Scarborough is a diverse and important commercial location that deserves good quality business space. Priority Space have a great track record of delivering just that and we’re delighted to be working with them on this scheme. We look forward to handling enquiries in the next few months and I’m sure we’ll see businesses occupying this new development soon.”

Commercial property developer Priority Space is committed to developing sites across the UK to create high-quality and sustainable workplaces for small and medium sized businesses which help to stimulate economic growth.

Every Priority Space development is built to a high specification with environmental sustainability in mind. BREEAM, EPC and Secured By Design accreditation are always aimed for when designing and delivering spaces.

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Pic captions: Site of the new development at Scarborough Business Park, Eastfield

Priority Space was set up by entrepreneurs Adam Richardson and Lee Buchanan in 2012. Based in South Yorkshire, the company delivers commercial property regeneration schemes across the UK, working with local authorities and government agencies to ensure spaces are designed and built to fit the demands and requirements of growing businesses and surrounding communities. For more information, visit www.priorityspace.co.uk

Garness Jones is currently celebrating 25 years in business. Garness Jones are experienced chartered surveyors providing property solutions across Hull, East Yorkshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, supporting new investments and development sites to individual retailers and businesses. They have been involved in many projects which have attracted major investment and created employment across the region and continue to play a leading role in the development of sites which are helping enhance cities, towns and communities.

Media contact: Steph Pollard, Whippet PR steph@whippetpr.co.uk or 077619644892