ENGINEERING supplier The Hayley Group has been unveiled as the first occupier at a new Nano Park in Bradford.

Yorkshire commercial property developers Frank Marshall Estates have built 18,000 sq ft of workshop and office space in small units to create the Nano Park as part of its existing Newhall Business Park.

Located next to the M606 off Rooley Lane and at the entrance to the ProLogis Park on land that was once part of a golf club, the Bradford real estate firm bought the site in 2016.

It has already successfully developed and let eight larger units on the site.

Edward Marshall of Frank Marshall Estates said: “Our new Nano Park is the final phase of Newhall Business Park and is something new and exciting for us. We have built small hybrid units, with warehousing space below and offices above. We are delighted to welcome the Hayley Group as our first occupier.

“We believe that there is a real need for units of this size in Bradford. We are in the age of the entrepreneur with more and more small and start-up companies looking for self-contained space of their own. We are now providing flexible, affordable and attractive business premises to help companies of this type to grow and prosper.

“Apart from the Hayley Group, we have had strong interest in the new Nano Park, with two other units under offer. That means that there are only three units, comprising a total of 6,000 sq ft, left. We are extremely pleased with the take-up, as the units have only just been completed.”

The Hayley Group, which has its head office in the West Midlands, has taken 6,665 sq ft of space at the new Nano Park.

David Williams-Berry of the group added: “We fell in love with these superb premises as soon as we saw them. They are in a fantastic, visible location in Bradford, close to Yorkshire’s excellent motorway network.

“They are built to the highest standards, with office and storage space, which is perfect for us. We already have depots in Yorkshire, but this will be a crucial new base for us. Ultimately we will have ten new and sustainable jobs on site.”

“The Nano Park is next to a wonderful listed building, where Frank Marshall Estates (FME) are based. Edward and Jimmy Marshall, of FME, have been brilliant in helping us to create the ideal space for our business. Nothing has been too much trouble for them,” he added.

It is expected that the Nano Park as a whole will create at least 60 jobs.

Frank Marshall Estates are planning to roll out the Nano Park concept across West Yorkshire and have a number of sites lined up for similar parks.

The model is based on flexible, affordable and attractive business space in locations where companies want to be, such as a great location or a site with superb transport links.

The next locations will be announced as planning is granted.