Plans have been launched for a new business park development aimed at small and growing companies in Huddersfield. 

 It will create something unique to the area and could provide up to an £8million injection in the local economy and bring over 100 jobs to the area.

The Nano Park Company has submitted a planning application on a part-brownfield site next to the M62 near to Lindley in Huddersfield.  Currently the site includes the Wappy Springs pub, which would be redeveloped.    

The concept behind the new business units is for flexible space including offices, industrial and multi-use space to help business grow and thrive as they progress.  These plans follow the existing successful Nano Business Park in Bradford with further developments from the company in the pipeline in Leeds, Skipton and Wakefield.   Both the Leeds and Wakefield sites are fully let before they are even completed, highlighting the demand for this kind of space. 

Edward Marshall, a director of the Nano Park Company commented:  ““These plans will offer something truly different and much needed in the area, which will allow local business to grow and thrive. There is a severe shortage of good quality space for new small businesses, and without more development of this type, we really think the local economy will struggle to recover from the devastating economic effects of the pandemic.

“In these uncertain economic times, we need to support the most active sectors of the local economy and this development will herald a major investment and bring new jobs to the area, through the redevelopment of the largely brownfield site, which is next to other major commercial development.”

Reports submitted as part of the planning application indicate the proposals would bring a GVA of £8 million to the area and see up to 114 jobs created directly, along with many others in the supply chain and during the construction process.