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Thriving Melton West business park to Evolve with new speculative development

12 April 2024

Wykeland Group has announced a new development with outstanding sustainability credentials at the fast-growing Melton West business park in East Yorkshire.

Evolve @ Melton West will comprise two larger units of 37,000 sq ft and 22,000 sq ft and a terrace of five smaller units of 5,000 sq ft each, all available to let from early 2025.

The development will form part of the wider Melton West site, off the A63 west of Hull, and will create a total of 84,000 sq ft of business space, to enable companies to grow and expand their operations.

The £10m development is being delivered speculatively by leading Yorkshire commercial property developer Wykeland as the latest major investment at Wykeland’s thriving Melton West site.

Construction is expected to begin in May, with the new units due to be ready for occupation late in the first quarter of 2025.

Wykeland Development Director Jonathan Stubbs said: “We’re delivering Evolve @ Melton West to provide much-needed modern space to meet the needs of growing businesses.

“The market is telling us there is a shortage of high-quality facilities of this kind and a pent-up demand for them.

“We are approached regularly by businesses looking for a new space to move into, to support their growth. Those companies are looking for facilities that are ready made, modern, energy efficient and fully fit for purpose.

“The shortage of such facilities is stifling investment and growth within the region and that’s an issue that Evolve @ Melton West will help to address.”

The buildings will be EPC A-rated, with rooftop solar panels, green living walls and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Cycle storage shelters will form part of the development, which will also feature planted green roofs, with fast electric vehicle charging also available for public use.

The buildings allow high levels of natural light in, thanks to translucent roof panels, creating bright and attractive workplaces and reducing the length of time when artificial lighting is required.

The project will create almost 100 jobs during the construction phase, with employment for around 150 full-time equivalent positions once the facilities are occupied.

Mr Stubbs added: “Evolve @ Melton West will build on the huge success we have already seen at the wider business park, in both attracting major businesses to the region and retaining employment within the area.

“We believe there will be strong demand for these units from businesses looking for modern facilities with excellent sustainability features at a location offering easy access to the regional and national road network.”

Melton West is strategically located off the A63, providing easy access to the M62 corridor, M1 and A1. The business park’s occupiers include blue chip businesses such as Amazon, Heron Foods, shower maker Kohler Mira and generator manufacturer Allam Marine.

Almost 2.5m sq ft is already under construction at Melton West, including global medical technology business Smith+Nephew relocating from its existing site in Hull to a new £100m research and development and manufacturing facility, and a new Amazon distribution facility.

  • For enquiries about Evolve @ Melton West, contact the letting agents Dave Garness of Garness Jones on 01482 312360 or david.garness@garnessjones.co.uk or Mike Baugh of CBRE on 01133 948844 or mike.baugh@cbre.com.
  • For further information on Melton West, go to www.wykeland.co.uk/our_developments/meltonwest-a63-hull/

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