A BRADFORD developer has singed three deals at its employment park on the outskirts of Wakefield.

Three companies are moving into Flanshaw Way, close to Junction 40 of the M1, which is owned by Frank Marshall Estates.

The Bradford-based developer bought the four-acre site from Flanshaw Property Ltd for £1.3 million last year.

The three companies are engineering parts distributor LJB, car parts distributor Valour Automotive and high-end surface finishers and plasterers Stucco & Stucco. Together they have taken 7,300 sq ft of industrial and office space.

Edward Marshall, director of Frank Marshall Estates, said that the three deals were “a resounding endorsement of what Flanshaw Way has to offer.”

“When we bought this land, we promised to create the best business park that Wakefield has ever had. We are now delivering on that promise. Apart from these three completed deals, we have another six units under offer, which is remarkable, given the challenges the Yorkshire commercial property sector faces with Covid-19.

“It is clear that there is a massive pent-up demand in West Yorkshire for high-quality buildings of 10,000 sq ft and under in great locations. We are proud to be the leading developer in the region for this specific market,” said Mr Marshall.

He added: “We are also delighted to welcome these three new successful companies to our estate. We favour quality local businesses as tenants, as we enjoy dealing with people who love their business as much as we love ours”.

Flanshaw Way is being developed in two phases: The first comprises 49,200 sq ft of quality industrial and office space, including a seven-unit Nano Park; and the second phase, with plans currently under consideration, which could facilitate a further 30,000 sq ft in either a single building or more small units.

The first phase of the development of the 37,300 sq ft Flanshaw Business Park and the 11,900 sq ft Flanshaw Nano Park will be completed in June this year.