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L-R: Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, leader of Bradford Council and Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority; Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the LEP and NP11; Chris Marshall of Marshall Commercial Development Projects Limited.
Jane Imrie

Up to 550 jobs to be created through new £9.8m Yorkshire Enterprise Zone

Work has begun on a strategic development site in West Yorkshire expected to deliver up to 550 jobs.

This week has seen construction commerce on the Gain Lane Enterprise Zone in Bradford, which has received £9.8m funding from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) through the £1bn Leeds City Region Growth Deal.

Comprising 316,500 sq ft of commercial space, the development will include eight new units ranging from 40,000 to 75,000 sq ft, with the potential to host up to 550 jobs.

Roger Marsh OBE, chair of the LEP and NP11 said: “Our £9.8m investment in the Gain Lane Leeds City Region Enterprise Zone site is testament to our commitment to creating the infrastructure for economic growth.”

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, leader of Bradford Council and chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority commented “Gain Lane will bring forward modern facilities and infrastructure for businesses to expand into, creating good jobs for local people. Its location is excellent for access to Bradford and Leeds.”

Led by developer Marshall Construction (West Yorkshire) Limited, it is expected that the first two units on the site will be completed in March 2021, with the full site completed by 2025.

Chris Marshall of Marshall Commercial Development Projects Limited added: “Marshall Construction (West Yorkshire) are very pleased to be involved with the development of this industrial park on which construction has just commenced.

“We would like to thank the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Bradford Council for their support on this project which hopefully will create many new jobs over the next few years, both in the new factories and also the construction on site.”

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