Work has started on a new industrial scheme at Broadhelm Pocklington which will create new jobs in the area.
The move comes further to the development of a petrol station and Starbucks drive-through at the A1079 roundabout known as ‘Pocklington Services’, where over 25,000 vehicles drive by on a daily basis.
The ‘Broadhelm Business Park’ development is a joint venture between Pocklington-based Broadvale Developments and York-based Helmsley Group.
Jonathan Atkinson, of Broadvale Developments, said: “The Broadhelm Venture has made a significant investment in new roads and infrastructure to help facilitate this development.
“The attraction of new business and potential creation of many new jobs demonstrates ongoing confidence in Broadhelm Park and Pocklington as a commercial centre.”
Ed Harrowsmith from The Helmsley Group added: “The site at Pocklington has now started to gather momentum in terms of occupier interest in light of recent lettings to Howdens and the sale of land to Home Fit.”
The development is due to be completed in July.
Howdens Joinery is one of the first to have signed up to a pre-let tenancy, with 8,000 sq ft at the scheme on a 15-year lease.
Mark Churchill, head of property at Howdens Joinery, said: “We have been looking for the right premises in Pocklington for some time and this new depot will enable us to grow our local business. We are very pleased to be opening at Broadhelm Business Park as part of our on-going expansion programme.”
The second phase of development, Helmsley Court, a terrace scheme of 10,500sqft trade counter units, is due to start onsite this summer.