Construction work has started on a major new commercial scheme in Allerton Bywater’s Millennium Village.
Development bosses at Priority Space and HG Holdings say eight industrial and three retail units at the Kiln Park site should be ready for potential occupiers by July.
The firms today also revealed that seven of the industrial units are already under offer.
And they are hoping to secure a “national convenience store operator” to occupy the largest of the retail units.
Building and civil engineering company Britcon is handling delivery of the scheme.
Adam Richardson, director at Priority Space, said: “We are delighted to start on site with our first joint venture with HG Holdings.
“Strong interest in the scheme goes to highlight that we are delivering against a real demand for high quality industrial units.
“We are pleased to appoint Britcon to deliver the scheme with a design that is quite unusual for industrial accommodation, combining natural rustic materials with a modern contemporary style and this has been a key factor in the demand we have received to date.
“We have a number of positive leads for the three retail units too and are hoping to secure a national convenience store operator for the 4,000 sq ft unit.
“The residents of Allerton Bywater have shown huge support for these local facilities.
“The industrial and retail units are being offered both for sale and to lease. By providing this flexibility of tenure, we can appeal to a range of occupiers, from national to regional and local.
“We have always enjoyed working with [small and medium sized enterprises], helping them to realise their potential and facilitate growth.”
As previously reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, another part of the Kiln Park development will be home to a Just Childcare nursery.