Full house at Cross Green Industrial Estate, Leeds

Onward Holdings Ltd’s continuing investment in sites in Yorkshire for commercial property development has again boosted economic activity in the region with the completion of a deal at the Cross Green Industrial Estate in Leeds.

This follows Yusen Logistics, an award-winning global provider of freight forwarding and supply chain solutions, finalising a 10-year lease from Onward Holdings for a refurbished warehouse at the sought-after location.

Family-run commercial property specialist Onward Holdings made a significant investment upgrading the facility, located just over a mile from Leeds city centre, to create another high-quality, modern dedicated distribution unit with offices within easy reach of the motorway network.

Cross Green offers Yusen Logistics approximately 73,238sqft of secure warehouse space, 12m to the eaves, a 12-dock loading and despatch area with 15 trailer parking bays. It has capacity for storage of up to 10,000 pallets in block stack or rack configuration.

Onward Holdings Director, Neil Storey, says the fully-occupied Cross Green site reflects the company’s determination to meet the strong demand for warehousing in the region close to the transport network.

Graham Foxton of Knight Frank, who worked alongside Andrew Miller Chartered Surveyors of Sheffield promoting Cross Green, adds: “It was great to get the sale across the line. It’s a real testament to Onward’s ability to source the opportunity to acquire the asset off market, agree a superb letting and sale all in short order. All parties acted impeccably and it was a pleasure to deal with.“

Along with logistics facilities for storage and distributing across Yorkshire, Onward Holdings also supplies value-added services, including 3PL managed warehousing, Pallet Storage, Container Emptying, Order Picking and Reworking – all controlled by its Managed Warehouse System. Suitable for both durable cargo and ambient food storage, long and short-term leases are available.

Operating high quality industrial warehousing, Onward Holdings’ sites include Castleford, Doncaster, Ackworth, Scunthorpe and Featherstone. The company also built Onyx Retail Park, the successful shopping and eating destination on the former Manvers colliery in South Yorkshire.