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Plans for premium logistics hub in Leeds to boost local employment

Leading multi-sector property developer, Caddick Developments, has brought forward plans to deliver a new high-quality logistics and industrial hub at Leeds Valley Park. The proposals would result in a significant employment boost to the area, totalling between 400 and 500 jobs once completed, and establish the site as Leeds’ premium ‘mid-box’ logistics scheme. 

Situated between Junction 44 of the M1 and Junction 7 of the M621, Leeds Valley Park is an ideal location for accessing regional and national road networks. The site sits within 15 minutes’ drive from Leeds City Centre, making it a prime location to attract local, regional, and national businesses.

Proposals include the construction of six light-industrial ‘mid-box’ units of varying sizes and styles. The proposed scheme will consist of spacious, modern B2 & B8 classed units, whilst the surrounding complex will be landscaped to create a welcoming work environment. 

The 20-acre site, which is owned by Caddick Developments, will provide 306,000sq ft of high-quality floor space. This application makes a significant contribution to meeting the strong level of demand within the logistics and industrial market for developments of this quality and type and will be a welcome boost for the local economy.

Jim Dyson, Director at Caddick Developments, said: “With over 40 years of experience in delivering developments such as this, we are confident that Leeds Valley Park is the perfect location for a new logistics hub and will quickly become Leeds’ leading ‘mid-box’ logistics location. 

“The proposal comes at an exciting time for the sector, and with its perfect location and high-quality design, the development is set to attract businesses from across the region and the nation and in turn provide a welcome boost to local employment.

“Covid and the linked restrictions have highlighted the importance of a resilient supply-chain and online retailers and traders in particular have seen the need to adapt to a changing landscape. The transport connectivity of this site in particular, will make it an attractive proposition for a range of end-users, including those already in the area who are looking to expand.”

Granted planning consent, Leeds Valley Park would join an impressive list of high-quality logistics developments delivered by Caddick, including Wakefield 515, Crosspoint 33, and Moor Park. The Group has developed an enviable reputation for its ability to deliver high-quality schemes in a short timeframe, showing the agility and flexibility needed to develop sites in response to evolving end-user demands. In addition to long-term jobs created once completed, the proposals would also create a significant number of roles in the short to medium term, during the construction phase.

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