Logistics Center Creates Ferrybridge Jobs!

Packaging company Taylor Davis, which is based in Wiltshire and specialises in producing metal and plastic containers for food and other uses, has opened its first northern logistics centre at Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire.

The new facility has already created 15 jobs in an area that was hit by the closure, in May this year, of the Ferrybridge C coal-fired power station which employed more than 170 workers, with further recruitment planned later in the year.

Property consultancy Eddisons, whose head office is in Leeds, acted on behalf of landlord Wharfedale Finance to broker the deal, with Taylor Davis signing a ten-year lease on the 40,000 sq ft warehouse at Ferrybridge Business Park.

The facility is the company's first northern distribution base and will supplement its warehouse and distribution centres at Westbury in Wiltshire and Warwick, enabling more efficient delivery of its plastic and metal containers to clients across the UK.

Steven Jones, associate agency director at Eddisons, said: "Medium-sized warehouses of between 20,000 and 50,000 sq ft, such as this one at Ferrybridge, are becoming increasingly scarce and rents, as a result, are rising."

He added:

"This was a real win-win situation as we were able to secure a tenant for our client as well as helping to provide a boost to the economy of the Ferrybridge area with Taylor Davis’s creation of new jobs to staff the firm’s new distribution centre."

Wayne Weatherhead of Taylor Davis said:

"We're really excited to be expanding into Yorkshire and our new Ferrybridge site is ideally located for the A1 and M62 motorways which will give us excellent access to the whole of the North."

Law firm Gordons acted on behalf of landlord Wharfedale Finance and Michael Steel & Co was joint agent with Eddisons on the deal.