Work has commenced on the new £15m Baildon Business Park.
Three units are are expected to be complete early next year, allowing a 28,000 sq ft facility for precision-engineering firm Produmax, a 15,000 sq ft unit for surgical equipment manufacturer Anetic Aid, and a speculative 14,000 sq ft unit. A new road is to be included for the development.
Produmax will move from premises in Otley and Yeadon, bringing 44 jobs and part-funded by the Regional Growth Fund, and a doubling of the workforce. Anetic Aid is relocating maintenance, sales and distribution teams from Guiseley, creating 26 jobs.
Developer Mark Taylforth of Pendle Russells said: “The start of construction for the first phase of Baildon Business Park is a major milestone. Having two units pre-sold was the ideal scenario and I’m pleased we’re kicking off construction with both Produmax and Anetic Aid on board. Negotiations are underway with other potential tenants and, once confirmed, we’ll get to work on detailed designs and planning applications for the remaining 90,000 sq ft the site has to offer.”
Baildon Business Park offers a total 140,000 sq ft of business space, with 11,500 sq ft of restaurant / retail available on the road frontage. The site has outline planning for B1, B2 and ancillary B8 units up to 60,000 sq ft, and agents are in discussion with a number of potential occupiers, with three having progressed to legal negotiations.