TWO successful companies have moved into a regenerated mill complex between Bradford and Leeds.

The new tenants at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, where Emmerdale and Heartbeat were once filmed, are Technomed and White Rose Training

Technomed has taken office space in the refurbished 10 Old Engine Room, while White Rose Training is moving into Red Lane Mill, making it fully occupied.

Mark Pashley of medical technology company Techomed said: “The initial attraction of Sunny Bank Mills was the prime location, the local facilities, great transportation links and very reasonably-priced office and storage space.

“As a technology company, it was important to find somewhere that could support any connectivity needs we have not just now, but in future. Sunny Bank Mills were able to provide high-speed internet links and physical infrastructure that could facilitate our bespoke connections such as those to the NHS network.

“We are a medical technology company that provides cardiology diagnostic services for the NHS and private healthcare organisations. Our head office is in Kent, but we are rapidly expanding. The move to Sunny Bank Mills for our Northern office is a fundamental building block in this expansion, which will include the ongoing addition of resources such as staff, warehouse space and technical infrastructure."

Meanwhile Ken Creek of White Rose Training, a first aid and safety training company, working across the north of England, said: “The location, just off the ring road between Leeds and Bradford, is a massive benefit, as is the decent amount of parking space. The office is the right size and, importantly, there are no additional hidden costs.

“We were looking for a suitable permanent base to hold regular open courses for businesses in the Leeds and Bradford area and Sunny Banks Mills is perfect,” he added.

Over the past seven years the multi award-winning Sunny Bank Mills has been transformed into a modern office complex for the 21st century. It is now home to 82 companies, who employ a total of 355 staff.

It is also a best-practice case study in a report Engines of Prosperity, on the conversion and regeneration of West Yorkshire’s textile mills prepared by Cushman and Wakefield on behalf of Historic England.

John Gaunt, joint managing director of Edwin Woodhouse, the owners of Sunny Bank Mills, said: "The recent lettings emphasize our focus on achieving a really vibrant mix of occupiers at Sunny Bank Mills. We are also proud of the fact that we have been able to let both these offices without any void periods.”

He added that the refurbished 1912 Mill, where Heartbeat and Emmerdale were filmed, still has 16,000 sq ft of flexible Grade A office space available to lease.