Melton West business park in East Yorkshire.
Jane Imrie

Wykeland Group to create hundreds of jobs with new regeneration investments

Hull-based regeneration specialist Wykeland Group has continued to grow its regeneration portfolio amid the disruption of COVID-19.

The firm, which has led the regeneration of Hull’s Fruit Market, has secured planning permission and made progress on a number of projects across Yorkshire and the Humber.

Wykeland recently gained planning consent from East Riding of Yorkshire Council for new business space totalling over 230,000 sq ft at its growing Melton West business park in East Yorkshire.

The approvals give the green light to development of a 107,000 sq ft operational support building for Humberside Police, a speculative 84,000 sq ft industrial development, a 40,000 sq ft office, distribution and warehouse centre, and a 88,000 sq ft distribution centre at Melton West for an unnamed occupier.

It is expected that the new Melton West developments will create in excess of 450 new jobs for the region.

Wykeland managing director Dominic Gibbons commented: “Our recent activity demonstrates our continuing commitment to investing in major projects of strategic importance to the region’s economy.

“We have always taken a long-term market view and that has not been affected by the recent economic shock caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“We remain confident about the economy in Yorkshire and the Humber as we focus on existing and new growth opportunities. The projects we are currently delivering and those in the pipeline will make an important contribution to the region’s growth post COVID-19.”

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