Business park plans 'could create 100 jobs' for Huddersfield

Business park plans 'could create 100 jobs' for Huddersfield

Plans for a new business park in Huddersfield could create up to 100 jobs after the sale of a 2.73 acre to commercial assets firm Frank Marshall Estates.

The land, previously owned by Mamas & Papas and situated next to the firm’s headquarters, will house a range of industrial units which will be accessible to local SME’s.

Edward Marshall, who co-founded Frank Marshall estates with business partner Jimmy Marshall, said: “There is a distinct lack of high-quality and flexible industrial units in the Huddersfield area, so we are hoping to satisfy the pent-up demand from small-to-medium-sized businesses who are looking for attractive, practical and modern premises, combining warehousing and distribution space, with hi-tech office facilities.”

Units at the planned Colne Bridge Business Park will range from 5,000 sq ft to 40,000 sq ft and may be designed speculatively or on a design and build basis.

Jimmy Marshall added: “Although Frank Marshall Estates has extensive interests in West Yorkshire, this is our first major development in Huddersfield, one of the county’s foremost towns with a splendid industrial history.

“We are proud to be contributing to the area’s economy, by building bespoke businessindustrial units and creating jobs. We are committed to the town.”