From jamie goodwin | Thursday 1 August 2019
Latest works will unlock a further 27 acres of development land at the Melton West business park.
Work is under way to allow the next phase of development at one of Yorkshire’s leading business parks.
The works will unlock a further 27 acres of development land at the Melton West business park, west of Hull.
Wykeland Group, owner and developer of the Melton West business park, is investing £1m to create a new 400-metre access road and related drainage and services infrastructure to open up land in the north east part of the site, adjacent to the A63, with the works delivered by East Yorkshire-based civil engineering business C R Reynolds.
The new phase will also allow access for a £10m, next-generation Mercedes-Benz dealership, with work due to commence on that facility soon.
The launch of the latest phase comes just months after Wykeland completed a major acquisition of a neighbouring site to expand the successful Melton West development and make it one of Yorkshire and the Humber’s largest commercial hubs.
That multi-million pounds deal for the purchase of the former Melton Park site from St Modwen increased the total size of the Melton West development to 200 acres.
The development will now provide up to 2.85m sq ft of space, including existing operations, and offers opportunities for manufacturing, warehouse, distribution and office uses ranging from 10,000 sq ft right up to the potential for a single 1m sq ft “mega shed”.
Wykeland managing director Dominic Gibbons said: “Melton West has been a huge success as a location of choice for leading businesses seeking the environment to prosper and grow.
“Well over 1,000 people are now employed on the business park and, with the addition of the former Melton Park site, Melton West now has the potential to generate over 5,000 jobs."