Potential Tenants Revealed For Yorkshire Energy Park

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Potential Tenants Revealed For Yorkshire Energy Park

Potential Tenants Revealed For Yorkshire Energy Park

The plans for the new Yorkshire Energy Park are quickly taking shape, after potential tenants for the £200 million development have been announced.

Despite East Riding of Yorkshire Council having yet to decide whether to approve the proposals for the development – which is set to be located on the former Hedon Aerodrome site – several prospective investors and occupiers have come forward to support the initiative.

These include recycling solutions company Straight Manufacturing Ltd, with general manager of the company Stuart Butler writing a letter supporting the development.

It stated: “As part of the group’s growth plans, we are seeking additional premises and have been in detailed dialogue with the developers at Yorkshire Energy Park to explore 75,000 sq ft of manufacturing space, with adjoining office space and external storage.

“Having explored several locations across the UK, we are keen to take advantage of the exclusive nature of the private wire agreement, opportunities for research and development, as well as the data infrastructure the Yorkshire Energy Park business park will provide us with.”

Other big businesses have also shown interest in the site, including E.ON Germany, Asanti Data Centres, Dell, SSE, Legal & General, and battery manufacturer BYD.

Project director for Yorkshire Energy Park Claire Harrison said: “It is unusual for businesses to commit to a scheme ahead of a positive planning determination, so this support, both existing and new, shows how unique the Yorkshire Energy Park offer is and provides an indication of demand should the scheme secure planning permission in the coming weeks.”

She went on to say the organisations are “coming to do more than just business”, not only wanting to develop future generations but also to recruit staff from the local area.

Yorkshire Energy Park will provide a data centre, a disaster recovery suite, an energy centre, resources for education, training and research, short-stay accommodation, an outdoor building material and testing facility, and new sports areas and equipment for the community, as well as spaces for businesses to take advantage of.

This comes after developers revealed major traffic improvements and flood resilience measures they intend to implement should the local authority give its go ahead for the plans. This includes creating additional lanes and signalling to five junctions on the A1033, as well as constructing new footpaths and cycle paths to enable locals to benefit from better access to Preston South and Hedon.

It announced it would also contribute financially to update the South Holderness Rail Trail, which allows cyclists to travel between Hull and Holderness.

Ms Harrison commented: “We fully acknowledge that any major development and job creation of this scale will inevitably increase traffic.

“We have worked with Highways England and both local authority teams for a number of years to ensure these plans are robust and do not have a negative impact on such a strategically important road network.”

She added that the plans are “future-proofed for at least seven years”, as they take into account other possible developments in the pipeline for the area.

If the site goes ahead, scaffolding companies in Hull will be required to enable building work to start as quickly as possible.