Marrtree Investments has begun work on a new business park on the site of a former B&M store at Clifton Moor in York.
The developer will have invested £4.5m in the scheme on completion, which will comprise 27,000 sq ft of business space across four units ranging from 4,000 sq ft to 8,000 sq ft, as well as a Starbucks drive-through café. The scheme is expected to create dozens of jobs.
Marrtree Business Park, York, will be the latest in the North Yorkshire-based developer’s portfolio of more than 20 business parks, which are located across the north of England.
Phase II of the company’s 70,000 sq ft development at Sowerby Gateway, the new 950-home scheme near Thirsk, was completed in October and is expected to create 40 jobs.
William Marshall, director of Marrtree Investments, said: “We are really pleased to be bringing more of the high-quality modern business space, for which Marrtree has become well known, to York.
“Since the pandemic, well-thought-out, ergonomic workplaces, where people actively want to come to work each day, have become more important than ever and that’s what we aim to deliver with all our business parks and the kind of space that is in short supply for York employers.
“We are in conversation already with a number of organisations who are considering either relocating or setting up new operations in the Clifton Moor area of the city.”
Harrogate-based HACS construction group has been appointed as main contractor for the construction of the business park, with the Leeds offices of Colliers, and Cushman & Wakefield appointed as letting agents.