New Farsley business centre creates 300 jobs

New Farsley business centre creates 300 jobs

An iconic 1912 Mill in Farsley, near Leeds, which has featured in TV soap operas Emmerdale and Heartbeat, has been transformed into a brand new business centre.

The family-owned mill, part of the Sunny Bank Mills complex, has been extensively renovated to provide quality space for small and medium-sized businesses in the region.

Altogether 64 companies are now on site, creating 300 new and sustainable jobs.

The latest firm to join the centre is Brainstorm, a multi-disciplinary design agency, which has relocated from Stanningley.

John Gaunt, joint managing director of Edwin Woodhouse Ltd, the owners of Sunny Bank Mills, commented: “We are delighted to welcome such an excitingcompany like Brainstorm to the community at Sunny Bank Mills. We believe the pedigree of business we attract is a testament to the quality of our £2 million refurbishment at the 1912 Mill.

“Other occupiers include Prestige Graphics, Vitality Health and Powerhouse Digital Photography, but we still have 14,000 sq ft of prime office space to lease.

“We are very proud to have achieved this significant letting and are looking forward to building on this success.”

David Whitworth, managing director of Brainstorm, who specialise in branding, print and web design, commented: “I’d visited Sunny Bank Mills previously to work with Powerhouse Photography and was always struck by what a great job William and John Gaunt were doing as they renovated the buildings and created a superb mix of tenants.

“Basically it just felt right. We’ve relocated from not too far away on Bradford Road, Stanningley and have found this is a great base.

Stuart Andrew, the Conservative MP for Pudsey added: “I am very impressed to see such wonderful work being done to maintain and restore the heritage of Farsley.”


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