Commercial agents from Leeds and representatives from Bradford Council were among those to get a sneak preview of the first buildings to complete at Baildon Business Park, ahead of the official handover to the customer. Around 20 agents toured the site, viewing the remaining plots available, hosted by Mark Taylforth and Andrew Russell from the development team at Pendle Russells.
The first occupier is set to take ownership of their new unit in a matter of weeks. Construction of a 15,000 sq ft facility for surgical equipment manufacturer Anetic Aid has almost completed.
Agent Richard Heslop of Dale Eddison Commercial secured the deal with Anetic Aid. He said: “It’s great to be able to show people the completed units, rather than just the architect’s drawings, and allows us to demonstrate the quality of the build and the finish.
“The Anetic Aid facility looks fantastic, I think some of the visitors were surprised as it has a much higher specification than people would normally expect for an industrial building.
“With the access road and landscaping well advanced, the site is really starting to take shape and we’re pleased with the level of interest in the remaining plots.”
Developer Mark Taylforth added: “We’re pleased to be in a position of negotiating with a number of potential occupiers for each of the built units, and there is also strong interest in the remaining un-built plots.
“There has definitely been a shift over the last six months with companies that had expressed an interest, but weren’t in a position to proceed, now coming back to the table as funding starts to become more available to allow for their expansion into new premises.”
Baildon Business Park is a 13-acre site on Otley Road which will eventually house a total 150,000 sq ft of business space. It has planning for B1, B2 and ancillary B8 units up to 60,000 sq ft.
For more information about taking space at Baildon Business Park please contact agents Atkinson Associates, Knight Frank and Dale Eddison Commercial, or call 01943 873 613.