FIVE more companies have become tenants at the refurbished Sunny Bank Mills, taking the total number of tenants at the historic complex to more than 75.

Seven Districts Coffee, The Hip Store, Brainstorm, ACD&B and White Rose Training have all moved into new offices at the refurbished mill in Farsley, where YTV programmes Emmerdale and Heartbeat were filmed

During the past ten years family-owned Sunny Bank Mills has been transformed into a modern office, retail and leisure complex.

It is now home to more than 75 companies, who between them employ a total of 400 staff.

These five deals come on the back of a raft of significant office, retail and leisure lettings at Sunny Bank Mills in recent weeks.

John Gaunt, joint managing director of Edwin Woodhouse, the owners of Sunny Bank Mills, said: “These five deals are excellent examples of quality businesses being attracted to a quality business environment. The versatility and flexibility of space here is attracting an exciting breadth of occupiers.

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“We are especially pleased to welcome our new occupiers to Sunny Bank Mills as we emerge from a very challenging year. There is now a degree of optimism within the Yorkshire business community and these new deals reflect this. We are really excited to play our part in the continuing prosperity of our new tenants."

Isaac Stott of Seven Districts Coffee explained that the speciality coffee roaster company had chosen Sunny Bank Mills because “it is a really creative, exciting place, with a great community”.

James Trivunovic of independent boutique Hip Store, who are relocating from opposite Kirkgate Market in Leeds city centre, explained: “We were looking for a space outside of Leeds city centre where we could have a more relaxed and considered approach to working post-Covid. Our business is built on a 35-year history within clothing retail in Leeds, so where better to have a HQ than in an amazing reconditioned textile mill?

Meanwhile Chris Parkinson of ACD&B, formerly known as Applied Creative, which has relocated from Cleckheaton, said: “To see Yorkshire’s old mills re-purposed for the modern day is really inspiring and, with the diverse mix of businesses and galleries within the Mill, Sunny Bank was just a perfect fit for us.”

Sarah-Jayne Lishman of Leeds-based property consultancy Dove Haigh Phillips, who are marketing Sunny Banks Mills, added: “The owners of Sunny Bank Mills took the brave decision to invest heavily in their mill and this decision has paid dividends.

“This is one of the most significant mill regeneration projects in Yorkshire. Steeped in history and with massive potential, Sunny Bank Mills is now one of the prime business locations in the West Leeds area.”