Henry Boot secures the building permit for a huge warehouse in Wakefield
Construction and real estate company Henry Boot has received planning permission to build a huge 2 square meter distribution warehouse in Wakefield.
The joint application was made by Newmarket Lane Ltd and Mountpark, and approval means construction on the site can begin in May. Newmarket Lane is itself a joint venture between Henry Boot Developments and Yorkcourt.
Work includes building a new backbone road through the project and extensive landscaping. After completion, the warehouse is expected to create around 1,500 jobs.
Ed Hutchinson, Henry Boot Developments’ Managing Director, said, “We are delighted that the Planning Committee has approved the proposal for this latest development at the Wakefield Hub – this is great news for Wakefield and a great vote of confidence in the city as a place to invest . “
The new warehouse will be located within the Wakefield Hub, a 200 acre industrial and logistics project designed as a prime location for manufacturers and logistics companies. The site has easy access to the M62, M1 and A1 and is one of the largest redevelopment projects of its kind in the UK.
The project aims to rehabilitate the former Newmarket Colliery site and is expected to create thousands of new jobs and help revitalize the local economy in Wakefield.
In total, Wakefield Hub will consist of six lots and NewCold Advanced Logisitic already occupies one building on the site.
Another site is currently under construction that will eventually become the home of Kitwave. The building received planning permission in 2019.