(L-R) Edward Marshall, Paul Kelly, Percy Pickard site manager, and Jimmy Marshall
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Bradford company to create 200 jobs as work starts on "best business park" in Wakefield

A Bradford property company has announced that work will start tomorrow on “the best business park that Wakefield has ever had”.

Frank Marshall Estates, based in Bradford, will be transforming a four acre site on Flanshaw Way into industrial and office space, creating 200 jobs.

The company bought the site from Flanshaw Property for £1.3m earlier this year, and fellow Bradford company Percy Pickard will be developing the site.

Edward Marshall, director of Frank Marshall Estates, commented: “The enabling works have now been completed, so work on the first phase of the development of the 37,300 sq ft Flanshaw Business Park and the 11,900 sq ft Flanshaw Nano Park has now begun.

“This is a tremendously exciting project, which will bring much-needed employment and business space to the Wakefield area.

“Wakefield is a logistics and distribution hotspot, thanks to its superb position at the centre of Yorkshire’s excellent motorway network.

“We estimate that the park, once it is fully developed out, will maintain 200 new and sustainable jobs, providing a substantial boost to the area’s economy.

“This is going to be a development of which Wakefield will be really proud. The city is a well-established commercial centre with a large, skilled labour force.

“We have a proven record of developing successful business parks and Nano Parks in West Yorkshire and this gives us the confidence and the belief that we can attract quality occupiers to this site.

“We aim our parks at the quality local businesses needing a property to match their business and to which they are proud to bring their customers. We also aim to bring companies from other areas into Wakefield.”

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