TWO new companies are moving into Sunny Bank Mills, the refurbished mill complex between Leeds and Bradford.

Raze Tattoo Studio and Ewe Neek, a boutique yarn and craft store, will be located in The Mending Rooms, at the historic Georgian mill, where Emmerdale and Heartbeat were once filmed.

During the past ten years Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley has been transformed into a modern office and mixed-use complex, creating 400 new jobs.

Scott Carney, the owner of Raze Tattoo Studio, said: "When we started thinking about Sunny Bank as a serious location, we fell more and more in love with the place."

Ewe Neek is a new venture by Laila Ansbergs and Lisa Barnes who want to bring beautiful eco-conscious, ethically sourced wool and yarn brands, to yarn lovers across the region.

Laila said: “Ewe Neek fits perfectly with Sunny Bank, which is fast becoming a lively creative and arts hub."

Managing director John Gaunt said: “The Mending Rooms is one of the original mill buildings at Sunny Bank Mills having been recently regenerated, 180 years after it was built. It has been highly commended by both the Royal Institute of Chartered Accountants (RICS) and the British Council of Offices (BCO) and is home to over 25 thriving creative businesses.”

He added: “Our efforts are now firmly focused on refurbishing the remaining space in the iconic 1912 Mill with 14,000 sq ft of quality office space over two floors available to let in a variety of configurations."