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Caddick and Taylor Wimpey collaborate to creates hundreds of jobs on new manufacturing and residential site

Hundreds of new jobs will be created as work has now started on transforming a 15.4 acre plot near Mirfield into a logistics and manufacturing development, as well as 166 family homes.

Caddick Group, the Wetherby-based family-run property and construction giant, and housebuilder Taylor Wimpey are set to deliver the new development.

Outline planning permission was granted in 2015 and work has been undertaken since then, with joint delivery partners Caddick Developments, the Wetherby-based family-run property and construction firm, and housebuilder Taylor Wimpey collaborating to satisfy various planning conditions.

A full planning application is now being considered by Kirklees Council to start £3m of infrastructure works, which are expected to commence in late summer. These will see investment in nearby highways as well as ground remediation to overcome the legacy of mining in the area and prepare for development.

Following completion of the infrastructure works, the site will be ready to take construction of the commercial units, which will create an estimated 300 jobs.

Caddick Developments will lead the development of the commercial site with the sister company Caddick Civil Engineering carrying out the infrastructure works. FTSE-100 housebuilder Taylor Wimpey will deliver the residential component, which will be a mix of two to five bedroom units.

Mike Haigh of Dove Haigh Phillips: “‘Beds and sheds’ continue to attract significant investor attention and Mirfield is a perfect example of how light industrial and residential can co-locate, providing both jobs and homes.”

Helen Gardner at Caddick Developments, added: “The site at Mirfield represents a considerable investment into the area and will create much needed high quality employment space while also delivering many new homes.

“Caddick remains committed to the regions where we see ample opportunity for growth and development.”

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