Harvard Engineering Expands to New Site

Harvard Engineering is due to bring hundreds of new jobs when it moves to its new 83,000 sq ft site in Normanton.

Additional investment will bring the development of further accommodation for businesses with the infrastructure and site access already in place for further work to commence.

There are several options available for the development of the business park including;an office/call centre covering 35,000 sq ft along with smaller hybrid or industrial units with a further 22,000 sq ft.  Alternatively, business units extending to up to 57,250 sq ft covering the four acres could be erected by the end of 2015.

Harvard's new facility will house the research and development team and the production facility and warehouse.

The business has created 189 jobs since October 2013 and by 2017 hopes to have created 306 in total.  Harvard supplies its products into commercial, retail, emergency and street lighting applications, they currently employ 379 staff.

Harvard managing director John McDonnell said:

"We are seriously considering building units speculatively at the business park and I understand that very little has been built on this basis in the area for over eight years, now is the time to take advantage of the lack of supply in the area."

David Aspland of letting agent Carter Jonas added:

"The site in Normanton is regarded as a prime distribution and manufacturing hub in the North of England. It offers immediate access to the motorway network and has outline planning consent for B1 B2 and B8 use.

"It's good news for the district that a successful local company like Harvard is prepared to invest in a new business park. We expect a lot of interest in what will be a superb new development."