THE 150,000 sq ft Sapper Jordan Rossi Park in Baildon is now full, it has been revealed.

Richard Heslop, managing director of Ilkley-based property consultancy DE Commercial, said groundbreaking sales per sq ft had been achieved at the 13-acre development on Otley Road.

The third and final phase is now complete and the last buildings have been sold.

Fifteen companies now call the business park their home, creating more than 125 new jobs.

“DE Commercial, who concluded all deals on the park bar one, achieved record prices for the area - £85 per sq ft on the larger buildings (3,000 sq ft upwards) and £100 per sq ft on smaller buildings (2,000-3,000 sq ft), Mr Heslop said.

“This is testament, not only to the quality of the product delivered by the developer, Pendle Russells Ltd, but the performance of the industrial and warehouse sector which continues to outperform other commercial property sectors in West Yorkshire.

"The success of the business park just goes to show how businesses are crying out for new, purpose-built facilities like this in a great location, with good transport links."

Buyers include Canvasman, a designer and manufacturer of boat covers and shade sails, Laxtons, specialist yarn manufacturer, and Anetic Aid, world-leading designer and supplier of hospital equipment.

Produmax, a precision engineering firm in the aerospace industry, was the first occupier to relocate to the park and it has since acquired a further 15,000 sq ft to accommodate its growth strategy. There are 14 buildings in the main park, with eight hybrid units.

Mr Heslop said: “There is an excellent mix of occupiers, including aerospace, textiles, professional services and med tech companies.”

The park was developed in a joint venture between Pendle Projects and Russell Construction of Manchester, who bought the land from Bradford Council.

Mark Taylforth, managing director of Pendle Projects, said “Pendle Projects is an active development company in the West Yorkshire region and we have worked with Richard Heslop for a number of years.

“Richard is well-connected and, importantly, knows the market. His knowledge and expertise was crucial in helping to ensure the success of this high-profile development, as he gets involved in all aspects of the transaction to ensure deliverability and success of the business park.”

Mr Heslop, who has more than 25 years’ experience of the commercial property market, founded DE Commercial when the residential arm of property consultancy Dale Eddison, where he was a commercial property partner, was bought by Linley & Simpson.

He said: “In these circumstances, it made perfect sense to launch DE Commercial as a stand-alone commercial property agency."