The award-winning Escrick Park Estate between York and Selby, has welcomed two new occupiers.
Two thriving North Yorkshire companies have recently relocated to the historic estate, which brings the total number of jobs created there to 130.
Escrick Park has been owned and managed by the Forbes Adam family for the past 350 years.
Seven redundant farmsteads on the park, east of the A19, have undergone a comprehensive refurbishment, providing a significant boost to the local economy. These farm building conversions won the coveted Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Award.
The new occupiers on the estate are music and audio producers Innersound Audio Recording Studio and signs and graphic installation firm Retail Install.
Charles Forbes Adam, the owner and developer of Escrick Park, which is just five minutes away from the A64, commented: “We are delighted to welcome these two thriving companies to our business park. Their arrival is a ringing endorsement of the quality of our bespoke offices, which are attracting new occupiers in challenging, post-Brexit, Covid-19 economic times.
“We are tremendously proud of creating a serious business park, with top-class facilities, within a rural idyll. We believe Escrick Park, which comprises a number of self-contained hi-spec office developments and 14 units for light industry, has an exceptional and inspiring working ambience which is unrivalled in the south York and Selby areas.
“Given the stresses and strains created by Covid-19, and fears about returning to a mainly urban workplace, we believe our quintessentially rural estate is the perfect answer. Wide-open spaces, with nature flourishing in all its variety, create a wonderfully relaxing and safe environment in these testing times,” explained Mr Forbes Adam.
Joe Graves of Innersound, who have moved to Escrick Park from Acaster Malbis, explained: “We are professional music and audio producers who specialise in rock music in a world-class facility. We have produced albums for countless local Yorkshire bands as well as for well-established artists on huge record labels such as Sony, Frontiers, Century Media, Sumerian and much more.
“One of our greater achievements so far was co-writing and producing a song for a band called Asking Alexandria which became Annie Mac’s song of the week on Radio One. As well as music, we are capable of producing all kinds of audio productions including sound for games, TV, film, radio adverts and everything in between.
“We have converted the Old Granary barn on the estate into our purpose-designed studio, which we have always dreamed about. The Escrick Estate team were generous enough to allow us to make the changes necessary to set up our dream studio and have been very helpful,” said Joe, who runs Innersound with his brother Sam.
Meanwhile Retail Install has taken nearly 1,000 sq ft of space at the Holmes in Skipwith.
In the wake of these two deals the flourishing estate is almost full, but there is available office space to rent at 2 Bramleys Barn and 6 Bramleys Barn of 2,000 sq ft and 2,400 sq ft for respectively.
Other occupiers on the estate include: Joy’s Bella Bridesmaids; 100% Proof Marketing; CGA Accountants; JMark Construction; and JMDA Interior Designers