Planning approved for eight new warehouse units at Marston Business Park

Hundreds of new jobs are to be created at a new warehouse and industrial development that will be built at Marston Business Park in Tockwith, near Wetherby.

Marston Business Park is one of the largest industrial estates in North Yorkshire comprising over 190,000 sq. ft across 54 acres.

Planning consent has been approved for eight new units that will be built across two different plots. Plot B will offer five units ranging from 3,000 sq. ft up to 6,000 sq. ft, whilst Plot C will offer three units ranging from 10,500 sq. ft to 46,500 sq. ft. Construction will start in September with practical completion due for April 2023.

Marston Business Park was recently acquired by Columbia Threadneedle Investments, a leading global asset management group which is funding this new development.

The units are all available on a leasehold basis and are being marketed by Gent Visick (GV), whilst the estate and the construction is being managed by Workman and Partners.

Paul Mack, director at GV, commented: “It’s an exciting time to be involved in this next phase of Marston Business Park. The estate has such a rich history and is benefitting from Columbia Threadneedle’s vision which will elevate this highly popular estate into a modern logistics park.”

Marston Moor is strategically located approximately four miles to the north east of Wetherby and four and a half miles from both Junctions 46 and 47 of the A1(M) Motorway.

The park was originally a World War Two airbase formerly known as RAF Marston Moor, which trained aircrew on the Halifax Bomber between 1942 and 1945.

Today the park boasts several high profile and long standing tenants such as Stage One Creative, AJ Marshall Steel, Leading Solvent Supplies, Biffa and Jupiter Blue.