MULTIMILLION-POUND GRANT TO SUPPORT ENTERPRISE ZONE DEVELOPMENT

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has agreed a £2.7m to support further development at South Kirkby, Wakefield.

South Kirkby has secured £2.7m funding from the LEP, delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal – a £1bn package of government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

The scheme is being led by developer Marshall Construction (West Yorkshire). It is set to offer 65,500 sq ft of commercial space with potential to host up to 115 jobs. It will include a total of four new units. The first three units are being speculatively built and due for completion in March 2021.

Chris Marshall, of Marshall Commercial Development Projects, said: "Marshall Construction (West Yorkshire) is very pleased to be involved with the development on this industrial park on which construction is due to commence early March.

"We would like to thank the Combined Authority and Wakefield Council for their support on this project which hopefully will create many new jobs over the next few years, both in the new units and also the construction on site."

South Kirkby is one of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zones supported by the LEP, the Combined Authority, Wakefield Council, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and Marshall Construction (West Yorkshire).