Aston Barclay secures West Yorkshire site

24 October 2018

Aston Barclay secures West Yorkshire site

Aston Barclay, which last week acquired online car retailer The Car Buying Group (TCBG), has completed a deal for a new West Yorkshire car auction centre.

Illuminating Investments, the developer and owner of the site, has agreed a long-term lease at Photon Park, a 16-acre site close to junction 31 of the M62 motorway at Normanton.

Aston Barclay is set to occupy and invest in both existing buildings constructed in 2016, as well as more than ten acres of development land that will provide car storage and preparation areas.

David Aspland, director of Illuminating Investments, said: "The use of the site for such a world leading facility is fantastic news for the area, and the commitment and investment Aston Barclay have shown in delivering their vision has been outstanding."

Working in collaboration with Wakefield Council's inward investment team, Aston Barclay will create up to 150 jobs at the facility, and is aiming to sell more than 50,000 cars from the site in the coming year.

Mike Denby, economic development service manager at Wakefield Council, added: ''I am delighted that such a prime site has been occupied by a company looking to work with us and recruit from the local area. Aston Barclay joins a prestigious list of recent world class occupiers in the region including Bosch, Haribo and HSBC. The area is thriving with a new generation of businesses."

Regional contractor GMI has been appointed to undertake works on behalf of the landlords. Property agency AWS acted for Illuminating Investments and Simon Rhodes of Rhodes CRE for Aston Barclay.

Last week (16 October, Aston Barclay revealed it had acquired The Car Buying Group (TCBG), which sells more than 10,000 cars nationwide on behalf of car owners.